Olivier Le Guen

List of John Benjamins publications for which Olivier Le Guen plays a role.


ISSN 1568-1475 | E-ISSN 1569-9773


Anthropology of Gesture

Edited by Heather Brookes and Olivier Le Guen

Special issue of Gesture 18:2/3 (2019) vi, 282 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive psychology | Communication Studies | Electronic/Multimedia Products | Gesture Studies | Signed languages


Brookes, Heather and Olivier Le Guen 2019 Gesture studies and anthropological perspectives: An introductionAnthropology of Gesture, Brookes, Heather and Olivier Le Guen (eds.), pp. 119–141 | Introduction
This contribution is the introduction for the special issue of Gesture entitled “Anthropology of Gesture”. As such, it raises two main questions: how do gestures contribute to the field of anthropology? And, inversely, how anthropology can improve our understanding of gesture and gestural… read more
Guen, Olivier Le 2015 Temperature terms and their meaning in Yucatec Maya (Mexico)The Linguistics of Temperature, Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria (ed.), pp. 742–775 | Article
Many authors suggest that temperature meaning is primarily defined through bodily experience (Goddard & Wierzbicka 2007; Koptjevskaja-Tamm & Rakhilina 2006). While this is probably the case for the basic meaning of many temperature terms around the world, some languages nonetheless use temperature… read more
This paper aims at providing a systematic framework for investigating differences in how people point to existing spaces. Pointing is considered according to two conditions: (1) A non-transposed condition where the body of the speaker always constitutes the origo and where the various types of… read more