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Models of Speaking (To Their Amazement) Meet Speech-Synchronized Gestures

McNeill, David (1998) Models of Speaking (To Their Amazement) Meet Speech-Synchronized Gestures. [Preprint] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The chapters in this volume have generally accepted the argument that speech-gesture integration is basic to language use. But what explains the integration itself? I will attempt to make the case that it can be understood with the concept of a `growth point' or GP (McNeill & Duncan this volume) It is called a GP since it is a theoretical unit in which principles that explain mental growth -- differentiation, internalization, dialectic, and reorganization -- apply to realtime utterance generation by adults (and children). It is also called a GP since it is meant to be the initial form of a thinking-while-speaking unit out of which a dynamic process of organization emerges. The emergence unpacks the GP into a surface utterance and gesture that articulates its meaning implications.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:information processing models, gesture, speech production, context, discourse, cohesion, speech production
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Linguistics > Computational Linguistics
Linguistics > Pragmatics
ID Code:665
Deposited By:McNeill, David
Deposited On:22 May 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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