ERIC Number: EJ810809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
More than Just Hand Waving: Review of "Hearing Gestures--How Our Hands Help Us Think"
Namy, Laura L.; Newcombe, Nora S.
Journal of Cognition and Development, v9 n2 p247-252 Apr 2008
Susan Goldin-Meadow's "Hearing Gestures: How Our Hands Help Us to Think" synthesizes findings from various domains to demonstrate that gestures convey meaning and comprise a critical and fundamental form of communication. She also argues convincingly for the cognitive utility of gesture for the gesturer. Goldin-Meadow presents an airtight case that gesture is more than just hand waving and serves as an essential tool for studying the mind.
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Speech Communication, Correlation, Blindness, Cognitive Development, Thinking Skills, Book Reviews, Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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