Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Stephen C. Levinson

Ethnography of Pointing

Pointing gestures are recognised to be a primary manifestation of human social cognition and communicative capacity. The goal of this task is to collect empirical descriptions of pointing practices in different cultural settings.


This entry has been superceded by the 2007 version.

How to cite this resource?

Wilkins, David. 2001. Eliciting contrastive use of demonstratives for objects within close personal space (all objects well within arm's reach). In Stephen C. Levinson & N.J. Enfield (eds.), Manual for the field season 2001, 164-168. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

Volume 2001 , filed under Gesture.