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The Semiotics of French Gestures is an important contribution in the field of semiotics, described on the original 1990 front cover flap text as follows: "Everyone gestures while speaking, in a specific and generally unconscious manner. What are the functions of gestures? What relationship do they have to speech? How do gestures work to create meaning? In this valuable book, Genevieve Calbris undertakes to answer those questions. Based on the author's own extensive experimental research, The Semiotics of French Gestures presents a systematic description and a detailed semiotic analysis of French gestures. The book aims to establish a structural semantics of the set of expressive gestures and facial expressions that accompany or replace spoken language.

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  1. The Semiotics of French Gestures
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  1. Halftitle
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Titlepage
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. List of figures
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  1. List of tables
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Notation
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  1. DETERMINING THE RELEVANT FEATURES OF A GESTURAL EXPRESSION
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  1. DETERMINING THE RELEVANT FEATURES OF A GESTURAL EXPRESSION
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  1. PHYSICAL COMPONENTS OF THE GESTURAL SIGN
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  1. SEMANTIC FIELDS OF THE GESTURAL SIGN
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  1. MIMIC REPRESENTATION
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  1. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SIGNIFIER AND SIGNIFIED
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  1. AN APPLICATION
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  1. GESTURE AND SPEECH
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  1. Conclusion
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  1. EXCERPTS FROM A DICTIONARY OF GESTURES (FROM CALBRIS 1984)
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  1. References
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  1. INDEX
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253053329
MARC Record
OCLC
1259584619
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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