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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


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


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


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


Persuading Supporters

J.-C. Spender

in Business Strategy: Managing Uncertainty, Opportunity, and Enterprise

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686544
eISBN:
9780191766442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686544.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Once the firm, or rather its business model, has been created as a natural language to guide practice, it can also be used to draw others into collaboration. The entrepreneur almost certainly needs ... More


Contextual Sensitivity and Bird Song: A Basis for Social Life

Martine Hausberger, Laurence Henry, Benoît Testé, and Stéphanie Barbu

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents evidence from songbirds of evolutionary convergence with certain features of the vocal flexibility found in humans, addresses human communication skills as a reference, and ... More


Music as a social and cognitive process

Ian Cross

in Language and Music as Cognitive Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553426
eISBN:
9780191731020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553426.003.0033
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter ties together many of the topics covered in the four sections of the volume. It discusses how the types of process that enable music to be functional as a medium for managing situations ... More


Features of a ‘language of spirit’

Rachel Stanworth

in Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People who are Dying

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525110
eISBN:
9780191730504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525110.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses and tries to identify some of the characteristics or ‘tools’ of a non-religious language of spirit. Aside from language, which is only one symbol system amongst many, it looks ... More


Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

D. Kimbrough Oller and Ulrike Griebel (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The evolutionary roots of human communication are difficult to trace, but recent comparative research suggests that the first key step in that evolutionary history may have been the establishment of ... More


Communication and Media Theory

Anke Finger, Rainer Guldin, and Gustavo Bernardo

in Vilém Flusser: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674787
eISBN:
9781452947211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674787.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Vilém Flusser’s ideas on communication and media theory. It discusses Flusser’s 1970 lecture Kommunikologie(“What Is Communication?”), in which Flusser sketches the significant ... More


Understanding the Structure of Communicative Interactions in Infancy

Athena Vouloumanos and Kristine H. Onishi

in Agency and Joint Attention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199988341
eISBN:
9780199346295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988341.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Human communication is varied and complex. Two (or more) agentive interlocutors who have a set of shared experiences can interact using specific and intentional behaviors (verbal, written, and ... More


Music and Gesture

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

in Foundations of Musical Grammar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190653637
eISBN:
9780190653668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653637.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores the relationship between music and physical gesture, drawing on recent research on the spontaneous gestures that accompany speech. Such gestures appear to be motivated by ... More


Communicating and Commanding

Johannes Fabian

in Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses practices that, according to present views of ethnography, should make up the core of exploration: Communicating with the people. The sources here contain copious information ... More


Deep Rhetoric: Philosophy, Reason, Violence, Justice, Wisdom

James Crosswhite

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226016344
eISBN:
9780226016511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016511.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Rhetoric is the counterpart of logic,” claimed Aristotle. “Rhetoric is the first part of logic rightly understood,” Martin Heidegger concurred. “Rhetoric is the universal form of human ... More


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