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Conclusion

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters. The main conclusion is that the left cerebral hemisphere, in comparison with the right, is specialized for motor ... More


The Gestural Origin of Language

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book uses evidence from and about sign languages to explore the origins of language as we know it today. According to the model presented in this book, it is sign, not spoken languages, that is ... More


Communication of mate quality in humans

S. Craig Roberts

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In most human societies, individuals compare between numerous potential mates. Recent research on biological determinants of mate preferences explores the idea that attractive physical ... More


Speaker Intent and Convention; Linguistic Meaning and Pragmatics; Vagueness and Indeterminacy: Three Topics in the Philosophy of Language

Kent Greenawalt

in Legal Interpretation: Perspectives from Other Disciplines and Private Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199756131
eISBN:
9780199855292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756131.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers related subjects about which scholars in the philosophy of language, and in the related discipline of linguistics, write. The first of these is a reflection on the nature of ... More


Intersubjectivity—mutual management of cognitive states

Arie Verhagen

in Constructions of Intersubjectivity: Discourse, Syntax, and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226702
eISBN:
9780191706646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226702.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that solving small grammatical puzzles involves some fundamental decisions on basic assumptions about human language and especially meaning. The work shows that the fact that a ... More


Magic and Human Communication

Eugene Subbotsky

in Magic and the Mind: Mechanisms, Functions, and Development of Magical Thinking and Behavior

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393873
eISBN:
9780199776979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393873.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Chapter 9 (“Magic and Human Communication”) concentrates on theoretical and experimental research on “mind-over-mind” magic. Referring to anthropological data, it argues that in ... More


Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Ipke Wachsmuth, Manuela Lenzen, and Günther Knoblich (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231751
eISBN:
9780191696527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

When people communicate face to face they don't just exchange verbal information. Rather, communication encompasses the whole body. Communication partners synchronize their body sway, and mimic or ... More


Cognitive Pragmatics: The Mental Processes of Communication

Bruno G. Bara

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014113
eISBN:
9780262266062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014113.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book, which offers a theory of human communication that is both formalized through logic and empirically validated through experimental data and clinical studies, argues that communication is a ... More


Christian Faith and the Teaching of Speech Communication

Michael T. Ingram

in Teaching as an Act of Faith: Theory and Practice in Church-Related Higher Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222209
eISBN:
9780823236800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222209.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter begins with a narration of the life of the author. He teaches at a college which includes students from a wide variety faiths. The ... More


The role of gesture and mimetic representation in making language the province of speech

Susan Goldin-Meadow and David McNeill

in The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632593
eISBN:
9780191670497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632593.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that oral modality assumed the segmented and combinatorial code not because of its strengths but to compensate for its weakness. The oral modality is not well suited to conveying ... More


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