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The social world within reach: Intersubjective manifestations of action completion.

Andrén, Mats LU (2012) In Cognitive Semiotics 4(1). p.139-166
Abstract
This is a study of the intersubjective recognizability of the “proper” accomplishment of children’s actions, and in particular of how the status of actions as properly completed is often actively made recognizable through speech and various modulations of bodily movement. In addition to analyzing how children do this in a number of cases, it is also argued that these manifestations of action completion often are strongly dependent on typified conventional knowledge, and that conventionality on the side of the signified is a neglected issue in research on gesture. The data consists of video recordings of four Swedish children between 24–30 months of age who interact with their parents at home. The analysis is framed in ideas about... (More)
This is a study of the intersubjective recognizability of the “proper” accomplishment of children’s actions, and in particular of how the status of actions as properly completed is often actively made recognizable through speech and various modulations of bodily movement. In addition to analyzing how children do this in a number of cases, it is also argued that these manifestations of action completion often are strongly dependent on typified conventional knowledge, and that conventionality on the side of the signified is a neglected issue in research on gesture. The data consists of video recordings of four Swedish children between 24–30 months of age who interact with their parents at home. The analysis is framed in ideas about intersubjectivity and action drawn in particular from Alfred Schutz and Adam Kendon, but also others, and these theoretical syntheses are themselves a substantial part of the contribution of this paper. (Less)
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intersubjectivity, development, children, gesture, communication
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Cognitive Semiotics
volume
4
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1
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139 - 166
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Peter Lang Publishing Group
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2235-2066
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Gestures that involve handling of objects
Centre for Cognitive Semiotics (CCS)
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English
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