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Embodied Communication in Humans and
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Ipke Wachsmuth, Manuela Lenzen, and Günther Knoblich

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231751

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.001.0001

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Gestural imagery and cohesion in normal and impaired discourse

Gestural imagery and cohesion in normal and impaired discourse

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Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Susan Duncan

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on errors that are not predicted by formalist models of language production and that support the assumption that language production is an embodied cognitive process. The analyses of speech and coverbal gestures presented in this chapter draw on videotaped stories told by healthy individuals and by individuals with Parkinson's disease. Unrehearsed storytelling performances of both speaker groups are examined and compared for evidence that coverbal gestures may function as embodied representations of meaning that help build and maintain cohesive storylines. This chapter suggests that this line of research could contribute to the reconsideration of the modularist, amodal, and symbol manipulation models of human language use that have dominated psycholinguistic research for decades.

Keywords:   language production, cognitive process, speech, coverbal gestures, gestures, Parkinson's disease, symbol manipulation

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