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Hearing Gesture

How Our Hands Help Us Think

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$31.00 • £26.95 • €28.95

ISBN 9780674018372

Publication Date: 10/31/2005


304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

25 line illustrations, 2 tables

Belknap Press


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  • Preface
  • I. A Window on the Mind
    • 1. Gesture Is Everywhere
    • 2. Not Just Hand Waving
    • 3. Giving Our Thoughts Away
    • 4. Who Is Ready to Learn?
    • 5. Only the Hands Know for Sure
  • II. Communicating
    • 6. Everyone Reads Gesture
    • 7. Understanding Speech
    • 8. In the Classroom
    • 9. Learning by Gesturing to Others
  • III. Thinking
    • 10. Gesturing in the Dark
    • 11. Gesturing Helps
    • 12. Gesturing Leads to Change
  • IV. When There Is Only Gesture
    • 13. Gesture within a Community
    • 14. Gesture by a Child
    • 15. Gesture on the Spot
  • Conclusion: Talking and Thinking with Gesture
  • References
  • Credits
  • Index

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