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Query Details

Query Subject:   question gesture and speech
Author:   julia nikolaeva
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I'd love to know, if there are some studies or may be some hypothesis
on the subject of liaison between words and illustrative gestures,
specifically on these questions:

1) What are lexical correlates for beats (or batons, formless gestures
without an independent meaning): is it simply a simultaneous word (for
example a conjunction at the beginning of a clause or an adverb), or
it's a phrase (NP or VP for example), or in some cases perhaps a whole
clause (when such a hand movement precedes a clause)?

2) Is there any explanation for the timing errors between gesture and
speech: very often the gesture precedes affiliated speech, or a
correct gesture may be accompanied by speech errors?

3) Why do hands sometimes keep their position during the next clause,
even if it does not concern the meaning of the gesture?

Thank you in advance!

LL Issue: 13.1261
Date posted: 06-May-2002


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