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Title Developments in primate gesture research / edited by Simone Pika, Katja Liebal
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
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Series Gesture studies ; v. 6
Gesture studies ; v. 6
Contents Developments in Primate Gesture Research; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; About the contributors; Introduction; References; Facial-vocal displays, gestures and language; 1. The study of communication in primates; 1.1 Species-typical, ontogenetically ritualised or learned culturally; 1.2 Iconic analog signals versus arbitrary digital symbols; 1.3 Closed, limited repertoire versus open, unlimited repertoire; 1.4 Emotionally regulated versus intentional and voluntary; 1.5 Displays of attitude or referential symbols
1.6 Imperative and instrumental versus attention sharing and narrative conversation1.7 Combinations of signals, strings versus syntax, generative grammar; 2. To conclude; Literature; Does ontogenetic ritualization explain early communicative gestures in human infants?; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Gestural origins in non-human primates; 1.2 Gestural origins in human primates; 1.3 This study; 2. Methods; 2.1 Participants; 2.2 Procedure; 2.3 Coding gestures; 2.4 Form; 2.5 Communicative intention; 2.6 Dyadic interaction; 2.7 Context; 2.8 Reliability; 3. Results; 3.1 Potentially ritualized forms
3.1.1 Pick-me-up3.1.2 Grasp-index; 3.2 Conventional gestures; 3.2.1 Wave; 3.2.2 Clap; 3.2.3 Clasp hands; 4. Discussion; 4.1 Ritualization in human gesture ontogeny; 4.2 Social learning in human gesture ontogeny; 4.3 Cross-species comparison; Acknowledgements; References; A mother gorilla's variable use of touch to guide her infant; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Gestures from phylogenetic ritualization; 1.2 Gestures from ontogenetic ritualization; 1.3 Iconic gestures; 2. Present study; 3. Method; 3.1 Subjects and Setting; 3.2 Data recording and Scene selection; 3.3 Coding and Analysis; 4. Results
3.4.3 Attention getting gestures: Anticipatory and elaborated use3.4.3.1 Gesture modality.; 3.4.3.2 Gestures used for inattentive recipients.; 3.4.3.3 Efficient gestures.; 4. Discussion; Acknowledgements; References; Handedness for manual gestures in great apes; 1. Methods; 1.1 Subjects; 1.2 Selection of studies; 1.3 Data analysis; 2. Results; 2.1 Experimental data; 2.2 Observational data; 2.3 Repeat observations; 2.4 Gesture specific handedness; 3. Discussion; Acknowledgement; References; Mandrill visual gestures; 1. Introduction; 2. Methods; 2.1 Study system: the mandrill in captivity; 2.2 Study groups
4.1 Form and Force4.2 Attitude; 5. Discussion; 5.1 Iconicity and Gesture-Action continuity; 5.2 Gesture and Sensorimotor simulations; 6. Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Spontaneous use of gesture sequences in orangutans; 1. Introduction; 2. Methods; 2.1 Individuals; 2.2 Observational methods; 2.3 Definitions; 2.4 Coding procedure; 2.5 Reliability; 2.6 Statistics; 3. Results; 3.1 General overview; 3.2 Functional contexts; 3.3 The use of gesture modalities as a function of the recipients' attentional state; 3.4 Persistence; 3.4.1 Behavior of recipients; 3.4.2 Repetition and elaboration
Summary The book is a themed, mutually referenced collection of articles from a very high-powered set of authors based on the workshop on "Current developments in non-human primate gesture research", which was held in July 2010 at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. The motivation for this book - following on from the motivation for the workshop series - was to present the state of the art in non-human primate gesture research with a special emphasis on its history, interdisciplinary perspectives, developments and future directions. This book provides, for the first time in a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Animal communication.
Gesture.
Primates.
Form Electronic book
Author Liebal, Katja.
Pika, Simone.
ISBN 1280676914
9027274819 (electronic bk.)
9781280676918
9789027274816 (electronic bk.)