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Title Pointing : where language, culture, and cognition meet / edited by Sotaro Kita
Published Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 339 pages) : illustrations
Contents Pointing: A Foundational Building Block of Human Communication / Sotaro Kita -- Pointing Is the Royal Road to Language for Babies / George Butterworth -- Chimpanzees Pointing: Another Error of the Argument by Analogy? / Daniel J. Povinelli, Jesse M. Bering, and Steve Giambrone -- From Index-Finger Extension to Index-Finger Pointing: Ontogenesis of Pointing in Preverbal Infants / Nobuo Masataka -- Pointing Toward Two-Word Speech in Young Children / Susan Goldin-Meadow and Cynthia Butcher -- Pointing by Hand in Neapolitan / Adam Kendon and Laura Versante -- How to Point in Zinacantan / John B. Haviland -- Why Pointing With the Index Finger Is Not a Universal (in Sociocultural and Semiotic Terms) / David Wilkins -- Pointing as Situated Practice / Herbert H. Clark -- From Pointing to Reference and Predication: Pointing Signs, Eyegaze, and Head and Body Orientation in Danish Sign Language / Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen -- Pointing and Morality in Chicago / David McNeill -- Interplay of Gaze, Hand, Torso Orientation, and Language in Pointing / Sotaro Kita
Summary This volume brings together papers on pointing gestures from disciplines, such as developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, sign-language linguistics, lingiustic anthropology, conversational analysis and primatology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Communication and culture.
Nonverbal communication.
Pointing (Gesture)
Form Electronic book
Author Kita, Sotaro, 1963-
ISBN 0805840141
1410607747 (electronic bk.)
9781410607744 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)