Seminar: 2/13 - Adam Kendon
11:00 to 12:30 PM at: 5101 Tolman Hall
Independent Scholar and Visiting Scholar
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, Univ. of Pennsylvania'
"When is an action a 'gesture'? Recognizing 'semantic intent' in bodily movmement."
communicative process in different ways and at different levels, some
aspects of it serving as 'background' to other aspects that have a
role that is more in the 'foreground'. These 'foregrounded' actions
are often deemed to have 'semantic intent' (often referred to as
'gestures'). Here I will show examples to illustrate this and to offer
suggestions about the characteristics such foregrounded movements tend