Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Simeon Floyd

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.

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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.
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Volume 2001 , filed under Gesture.