Gesture

Main information
Editor
ORCID logoRuth Breckinridge Church | Northeastern Illinois University
Honorary Editor
Adam Kendon † | University College London
Associate Editors
Paraskevi Argyriou | Queen Mary University of London
Naomi Cocks | Curtin University of Technology
Nicole Dargue | Griffith University
Reyhan Furman | University of Central Lancashire
ORCID logoOlivier Le Guen | CIESAS, Mexico
Elizabeth Kirk | Anglia Ruskin University
Heng Li | Sichuan International Studies University
Amy Lieberman | Boston University
Miriam A. Novack | Northwestern University
Marcus Perlman | University of Birmingham
Adam C. Schembri | University of Birmingham

Gesture publishes articles reporting original research, as well as survey and review articles, on all aspects of gesture. The journal aims to stimulate and facilitate scholarly communication between the different disciplines within which work on gesture is conducted. For this reason papers written in the spirit of cooperation between disciplines are especially encouraged.


Topics may include, but are by no means limited to: the relationship between gesture and speech; the role gesture may play in communication in all the circumstances of social interaction, including conversations, the work-place or instructional settings; gesture and cognition; the development of gesture in children; the place of gesture in first and second language acquisition; the processes by which spontaneously created gestures may become transformed into codified forms; the documentation and discussion of vocabularies of ‘quotable’ or ‘emblematic’ gestures; the relationship between gesture and sign; studies of gesture systems or sign languages such as those that have developed in factories, religious communities or in tribal societies; the role of gesture in ritual interactions of all kinds, such as greetings, religious, civic or legal rituals; gestures compared cross-culturally; gestures in primate social interaction; biological studies of gesture, including discussions of the place of gesture in language origins theory; gesture in multimodal human-machine interaction; historical studies of gesture; and studies in the history of gesture studies, including discussions of gesture in the theatre or as a part of rhetoric.

Gesture provides a platform where contributions to this topic may be found from such disciplines as linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, biology, communication studies, neurology, ethology, theatre studies, literature and the visual arts, cognitive psychology and computer engineering.

Gesture publishes its articles Online First.

Gesture is accompanied by a book series, Gesture Studies. A lot of information on the field of gesture studies can be found on the website of the International Society for Gesture Studies.

ISSN: 1568-1475 | E-ISSN: 1569-9773
DOI logo
https://doi.org/10.1075/gest
Latest articles

16 April 2024

  • Further information and weblinks
    GEST 22:2 (2023) pp. 228–229
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    GEST 22:2 (2023) p. 230
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    GEST 22:2 (2023) pp. 231–232
  • 9 April 2024

  • Further information and weblinks
    GEST 22:1 (2023) pp. 116–117
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    GEST 22:1 (2023) p. 118
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    GEST 22:1 (2023) p. 115
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    GEST 22:1 (2023) pp. 119–120
  • 2 April 2024

  • Evidence of Zipfian distributions in three sign languages
    Inbal Kimchi , Lucie Wolters , Rose Stamp Inbal Arnon | GEST 22:2 (2023) pp. 154–188
  • Do teachers adapt their gestures in linguistically heterogeneous second language teaching to learners’ language proficiencies?
    Moritz Sahlender Inga ten Hagen | GEST 22:2 (2023) pp. 189–226
  • 19 March 2024

  • Chimpanzees coordinate interrogative markers to ask questions
    Kailie Dombrausky , Mary Lee Jensvold , Heidi L. Shaw J. Quentin Davis | GEST 22:2 (2023) pp. 121–153
  • 4 March 2024

  • Do gestures reflect children’s lexical retrieval difficulties? Evidence from bilingual and monolingual preschoolers
    Elena Nicoladis Emma Hill | GEST 22:1 (2023) p. 94
  • 9 February 2024

  • Demographic, neuropsychological, and speech variables that impact iconic and supplementary-to-speech gesturing in aphasia
    Brielle C. Stark Grace Oeding | GEST 22:1 (2023) pp. 62–93
  • 27 November 2023

  • The road to language through gesture : The longitudinal case of parent-child interactions in deaf children
    Beatrijs Wille , Hilde Nyffels Olga Capirci | GEST 22:1 (2023) pp. 39–61
  • 14 November 2023

  • Weakest link or strongest link? The effects of different types of linking gestures on learning
    Andrea Marquardt Donovan , Sarah A. Brown Martha W. Alibali | GEST 22:1 (2023) pp. 1–38
  • 9 October 2023

  • Further information and weblinks
    GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 383–384
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    GEST 21:2-3 (2022) p. 385
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    GEST 21:2-3 (2022) p. 382
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    GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 386–387
  • 7 September 2023

  • Further information and weblinks
    GEST 21:1 (2022) pp. 151–152
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    GEST 21:1 (2022) p. 153
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    GEST 21:1 (2022) p. 150
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    GEST 21:1 (2022) pp. 154–155
  • 1 September 2023

  • Automatic tool to annotate smile intensities in conversational face-to-face interactions
    Stéphane Rauzy Mary Amoyal | GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 320–364
  • 31 August 2023

  • Isabel Galhano-Rodrigues , Elena Zagar Galvão Anabela Cruz-Santos (Eds.). 2019. Recent perspectives on gesture and multimodality
    Reviewed by Xi Wang Fangfei Lv | GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 365–373
  • 24 August 2023

  • The Raised Index Finger gesture in Hebrew multimodal interaction
    Anna Inbar | GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 264–295
  • Iconic gestures serve as primes for both auditory and visual word forms
    Iván Sánchez-Borges Carlos J. Álvarez | GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 296–319
  • 21 August 2023

  • Co-speech gestures can interfere with learning foreign language words
    Elena Nicoladis , Paula Marentette Candace Lam | GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 239–263
  • Obituary : Adam Kendon 1934–2022
    Cornelia Müller | GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 157–166
  • 25 July 2023

  • A recurring absence gesture in Northern Pastaza Kichwa : The spread-fingered hand torque
    Alexander Rice | GEST 21:1 (2022) pp. 28–81
  • 4 July 2023

  • Coordinating and sharing gesture spaces in collaborative reasoning
    Robert F. Williams | GEST 21:1 (2022) pp. 115–149
  • 29 June 2023

  • Managing co-presence with a wave of the hand : Waving as an interactional resource in openings and closings of video-mediated breaks from work
    Pauliina Siitonen , Marika Helisten , Maarit Siromaa , Mirka Rauniomaa Mari Holmström | GEST 21:1 (2022) p. 82
  • 27 June 2023

  • Jana Bressem . 2021. Repetitions in Gesture: A Cognitive-Linguistic and Usage-Based Perspective
    Reviewed by Zhibin Peng Muhammad Afzaal | GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 374–381
  • 20 June 2023

  • Indexing turn-beginnings in Norwegian Sign Language conversation
    Lindsay Ferrara | GEST 21:1 (2022) pp. 1–27
  • 21 April 2023

  • Searching for the roots of signs in children’s early gestures
    Olga Capirci , Morgana Proietti Virginia Volterra | GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 201–238
  • 10 January 2023

  • Gestures are modulated by social context : A study of multimodal politeness across two cultures
    Lucien Brown , Hyunji Kim , Iris Hübscher Bodo Winter | GEST 21:2-3 (2022) pp. 167–200
  • IssuesOnline-first articles

    Volume 22 (2023)

    Volume 21 (2022)

    Volume 20 (2021)

    Volume 19 (2020)

    Volume 18 (2019)

    Volume 17 (2018)

    Volume 16 (2017)

    Volume 15 (2016)

    Volume 14 (2014)

    Volume 13 (2013)

    Volume 12 (2012)

    Volume 11 (2011)

    Volume 10 (2010)

    Volume 9 (2009)

    Volume 8 (2008)

    Volume 7 (2007)

    Volume 6 (2006)

    Volume 5 (2005)

    Volume 4 (2004)

    Volume 3 (2003)

    Volume 2 (2002)

    Volume 1 (2001)

    Board
    Editorial Assistant
    Bertolt Fessen | European University Viadrina, Frankfurt-Oder
    Viveka Velupillai | Justus Liebig University Giessen
    Information Editor
    ORCID logoMarianne Gullberg | Lund University
    Editorial Board
    ORCID logoHeather Brookes | University of Cape Town
    Mingyuan Chu | University of Aberdeen
    ORCID logoAlan Cienki | VU University Amsterdam & Moscow State Linguistic University
    ORCID logoKensy Cooperrider | University of Chicago
    N.J. Enfield | University of Sydney
    ORCID logoAutumn Hostetter | Kalamazoo College
    Spencer D. Kelly | Colgate University
    ORCID logoSotaro Kita | University of Warwick
    ORCID logoStefan Kopp | Bielefeld University
    ORCID logoLorenza Mondada | University of Basel
    ORCID logoGary Morgan | City University London
    ORCID logoVictoria Nyst | Leiden University
    ORCID logoŞeyda Özçalışkan | Georgia State University
    Aslı Özyürek | Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
    Pamela Persniss | University of Brighton
    ORCID logoSimone Pika | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
    ORCID logoKatharina Rohlfing | University of Paderborn
    ORCID logoWing Chee So | The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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    Communication Studies

    Communication Studies

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    Main BIC Subject

    CF: Linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General