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Hearing gesture : how our hands help us think

Author: Susan Goldin-Meadow
Publisher: Cambridge Mass. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how we move our hands when we talk, and what it means when we do so. Focusing on what we can discover about speakers-adults and children alike-by watching their hands,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Goldin-Meadow
ISBN: 0674010728 9780674010727 0674018370 9780674018372
OCLC Number: 718682123
Description: XIV, 280 p. : ill
Contents: * Preface * I. A Window on the Mind *1. Gesture Is Everywhere *2. Not Just Hand Waving *3. Giving Our Thoughts Away *4. Who Is Ready to Learn? *5. Only the Hands Know for Sure * II. Communicating *6. Everyone Reads Gesture *7. Understanding Speech *8. In the Classroom *9. Learning by Gesturing to Others * III. Thinking *10. Gesturing in the Dark *11. Gesturing Helps *12. Gesturing Leads to Change * IV. When There Is Only Gesture *13. Gesture within a Community *14. Gesture by a Child *15. Gesture on the Spot * Conclusion: Talking and Thinking with Gesture * References * Credits * Index
Responsibility: Susan Goldin-Meadow.

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Goldin-Meadow offers a naturalistic study of gesture in children and adults that will convince the reader that gesture (as she defines it) is an inseparable part of speech, communication, and Read more...

 
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