Linguaggio e Multimodalità: Gestualità e Oralità nelle lingue vocali e nelle lingue dei segni

Sabina Fontana

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[automatically translated] The book explores the multi-modality in the language through a comparative analysis of the forms and functions of gesture in vocal languages and in sign languages. Languages are multimodal because they use different types of gestural expression indexes conveying linguistic dimensions of meaning that are often absent in speech or in the semiotic flow. Through this comparison it reveals the voice languages are also gestural and the same sign languages should serve one of un'oralità made of non-speech sounds and noises. Using studies on mirror neurons and neurological interconnections between gestures and speech shows how the gesture is part of human communication at the earliest ontogenetic stages.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages285
ISBN (Print)ISBN 9788846722027
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameComunicazione e Oltre

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