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  • March 25, 2017
  • 01:40 PM

Sign-speech multilinguals

by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira in Being Multilingual

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } Opinions and decisions about multilingualism involving sign languages suffer from the same resilient fantasies which have plagued multilingualism in general over the past 100 years or so. With sign languages, however, there’s the aggravating factor that fantasies about them join the chorus. Only the other week, for example, I had a couple of (speech-speech) multilingual friends wonder why all the fuss about sign languages among linguists like me, since these lang........ Read more »

Alibali, M., Young, A., Crooks, N., Yeo, A., Wolfgram, M., Ledesma, I., Nathan, M., Breckinridge Church, R., & Knuth, E. (2013) Students learn more when their teacher has learned to gesture effectively. Gesture, 13(2), 210-233. DOI: 10.1075/gest.13.2.05ali  

  • November 27, 2013
  • 09:30 AM

Can Dogs Eavesdrop?

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

Photo: Sophie Louise Davis / Shutterstock Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE ... Read more »

Marshall-Pescini, S., Passalacqua, C., Ferrario, A., Valsecchi, P., & Prato-Previde, E. (2011) Social eavesdropping in the domestic dog. Animal Behaviour, 1177-1183. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.02.029  

  • January 20, 2011
  • 04:23 PM

Hand Gestures Grounded in Action

by APS Daily Observations in Daily Observations

Sometimes it’s impossible to explain something without using your hands. While these gestures may seem to be simple communicative aids, a recent study published in Psychological Science by Sian ... Read more »

Beilock, S.L., & Goldin-Meadow, S. (2010) Gesture changes thought by grounding it in action. Psychological Science, 21(11), 1605-10. PMID: 20889932  

  • September 16, 2010
  • 04:20 AM

Gestures in comics

by Neil Cohn in The Visual Linguist

A doubleshot of reviews**: Fein, Ofer, & Kasher, Asa (1996). How to do things with words and gestures in comics Journal of Pragmatics, 26 (6), 793-808 DOI: 10.1016/S0378-2166(96)00023-9This study looked at the role of gestures in comics (specifically, those in the European comic Asterix). The study had people interpret the meanings of both panels from the comics, and of photos where people took ... Read more »

Fein, Ofer, & Kasher, Asa. (1996) How to do things with words and gestures in comics. Journal of Pragmatics, 26(6), 793-808. DOI: 10.1016/S0378-2166(96)00023-9  

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