Gale Stam

List of John Benjamins publications for which Gale Stam plays a role.



Integrating Gestures: The interdisciplinary nature of gesture

Edited by Gale Stam and Mika Ishino

[Gesture Studies, 4] 2011. viii, 372 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Gesture Studies


Tellier, Marion, Gale Stam and Alain Ghio 2021 Handling language: How future language teachers adapt their gestures to their interlocutorGesture 20:1, pp. 30–62 | Article
This paper addresses the question of how speakers adapt their gestures according to their interlocutor’s proficiency level in the language of the interaction especially in the specific context of foreign language teaching. We know that speakers make changes in their speech when addressing a… read more
Stam, Gale 2018 Chapter 3. Gesture and speaking a second languageSpeaking in a Second Language, Alonso, Rosa Alonso (ed.), pp. 49–67 | Chapter
Speaking in a second language involves not just speech; it also involves gesture (Stam, 2014). To not consider gesture in second language speaking is to ignore an integral part of language and interaction. When we view language as only speech, we view only one aspect of language and thought, the… read more
Crosslinguistic research on motion events shows that Spanish and English speakers have different patterns of thinking for speaking about motion in speech and gesture (Stam 2015). Spanish speakers express Path linguistically and gesturally with verbs, while English speakers express Path… read more
Stam, Gale and Marion Tellier 2017 Chapter 16. The sound of silence: The functions of gestures in pauses in native and non-native interactionWhy Gesture?: How the hands function in speaking, thinking and communicating, Church, Ruth Breckinridge, Martha W. Alibali and Spencer D. Kelly (eds.), pp. 353–377 | Chapter
Ishino, Mika and Gale Stam 2011 Chapter 1. IntroductionIntegrating Gestures: The interdisciplinary nature of gesture, Stam, Gale and Mika Ishino (eds.), pp. 3–14 | Chapter
Stam, Gale 2007 11 Second Language Acquisition from a McNeillian PerspectiveGesture and the Dynamic Dimension of Language: Essays in honor of David McNeill, Duncan, Susan D., Justine Cassell and Elena T. Levy (eds.), pp. 117–124 | Chapter