Geneviève Calbris

List of John Benjamins publications for which Geneviève Calbris plays a role.



Elements of Meaning in Gesture

Geneviève Calbris

[Gesture Studies, 5] 2011. xx, 378 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Gesture Studies | Pragmatics


Calbris, Geneviève 2008 From left to right...: Coverbal gestures and their symbolic use of spaceMetaphor and Gesture, Cienki, Alan and Cornelia Müller (eds.), pp. 27–53 | Article
This study overlaps with Johnson’s (1987) ideas about the image schemas underlying thought, but rather than grasping them through the deductive analysis of verbal metaphors, they are approached here through the analysis of the symbolic components of gestures which, accompanying speech, refer to… read more
The representation of the concrete world is an abstraction. The elements that are physically pertinent to reality are synthesized in a gestural, schematic and ergonomic representation. Although schematic, this representation is nuanced: the gestural variants are numerous in order to account for… read more