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LINGUIST List 19.1803

Thu Jun 05 2008

FYI: New Benjamins Book Series - Gesture Studies

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, New Benjamins Book Series - Gesture Studies

Message 1: New Benjamins Book Series - Gesture Studies
Date: 04-Jun-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: New Benjamins Book Series - Gesture Studies
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New Book Series from John Benjamins Publishing

Gesture Studies
Adam Kendon, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Cornelia Müller, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

ISSN: 1874-6829

John Benjamins Publishing Company is launching a new book series to
accompany its journal Gesture.
Gesture Studies aims to publish book-length publications on all aspects of
gesture. Topics may include, but are by not limited to: the relationship
between gesture and speech; the role gesture may play in communication in
all the circumstances of social interaction, including conversations, the
work-place or instructional settings; gesture and cognition; the
development of gesture in children; the place of gesture in first and
second language acquisition; the processes by which spontaneously created
gestures may become transformed into codified forms; the documentation and
discussion of vocabularies of ‘quotable’ or ‘emblematic’ gestures; the
relationship between gesture and sign; studies of gesture systems or sign
languages such as those that have developed in factories, religious
communities or in tribal societies; the role of gesture in ritual
interactions of all kinds, such as greetings, religious, civic or legal
rituals; gestures compared cross-culturally; gestures in primate social
interaction; biological studies of gesture, including discussions of the
place of gesture in language origins theory; gesture in multi-modal
human-machine interaction; historical studies of gesture; and studies in
the history of gesture studies, including discussions of gesture in the
theatre or as a part of rhetoric.
Volumes in this peer-reviewed series may be collected volumes, monographs,
or reference books, in the English language.

Invitation for proposals

Book proposals are invited. They should follow the guidelines specified on
the John Benjamins Publishing Company website, and be sent to the editors at:

Dr. Cornelia Müller
Europa-Universität Viadrina, Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften
Postfach 1786, D-15207 Frankfurt/Oder, Germany

Subject classification:
Communication Studies
Gesture Studies
Cognitive psychology

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics

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