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Gesture Use by Speakers of Slavic Languages
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Speakers’ co-verbal behaviors, such as the manual gestures that they produce, have gained increasing attention from linguists in recent decades for what they can reveal about speakers’ concepts and various cultural practices of communication. Ample research has been conducted for a number of Slavic languages on the symbolic use of gesture (commonly used signs within a culture, called emblems). While there is less research on …

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Cienki, Alan, “Gesture Use by Speakers of Slavic Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_038571>
First published online: 2023



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