Visit www.benjamins.com

Metaphor and Gesture

MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this e-book

Personal Price: £28.00+Taxes
(Purchase for institutional use at £83.00 + taxes by logging in as an institutional administrator)
Add to favourites
image of Metaphor and Gesture
  • Editors: Alan Cienki1, and Cornelia Müller2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027290809
Abstract

This volume is the first to offer an overview on metaphor and gesture — a new multi-disciplinary area of research. Scholars of metaphor have been paying increasing attention to spontaneous gestures with speech; meanwhile, researchers in gesture studies have been focussing on the abstract ideas which receive physical representation through metaphors when speakers gesture. This book presents a snapshot of the state of the art in these converging fields, offering research papers as well as commentaries from multiple perspectives. In addition to conceptual metaphor theory it includes different theoretical approaches to semiotics, and the methods used range from controlled experimentation, to cognitive ethnography, to lexical semantic analysis. The use of metaphor in gesture is shown to reflect idiosyncracies of thought in the moment of speaking as well as structural, cultural, and interactional patterns. The series of commentaries discusses the potential importance of studying metaphor and gesture from the perspectives of such fields as anthropology, cognitive linguistics, conversation analysis, psychology, and semiotics.

Subjects: Gesture Studies; Cognition and language

  • Affiliations: 1: VU University Amsterdam; 2: Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

References

http://jbenjamins.metastore.ingenta.com/content/books/9789027290809
Loading
Chapters loading Please wait...
/content/books/9789027290809
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address