Formal semantics for iconic gesture

  • We present a formal analysis of iconic coverbal gesture. Our model describes the incomplete meaning of gesture that’s derivable from its form, and the pragmatic reasoning that yields a more specific interpretation. Our formalism builds on established models of discourse interpretation to capture key insights from the descriptive literature on gesture: synchronous speech and gesture express a single thought, but while the form of iconic gesture is an important clue to its interpretation, the content of gesture can be resolved only by linking it to its context.

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Author:Alex Lascarides, Matthew Stone
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-10330
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2006/11/09
Year of Completion:2006
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2006/11/09
Source:brandial´06 : Proceedings of the 10th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue (SemDial-10) / ed. By David Schlangen ; Raquel Fernández. - Univ.-Verl. : Potsdam, 2006. - vii, 201 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
RVK - Regensburg Classification:ER 300
Organizational units:Extern / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Tagungen / brandial’06 : Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue (SemDial-10)
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brandial´06 : Proceedings of the 10th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue (SemDial-10) / ed. By David Schlangen ; Raquel Fernández. - Univ.-Verl. : Potsdam, 2006. - vii, 201 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
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URN: urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-10484

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