‘Lip-pointing’: A discussion of form and function with reference to data from Laos

@article{Enfield2002LippointingAD,
  title={‘Lip-pointing’: A discussion of form and function with reference to data from Laos},
  author={N. Enfield},
  journal={Gesture},
  year={2002},
  volume={1},
  pages={185-211}
}
‘Lip-pointing’ is a widespread but little-documented form of deictic gesture, which may involve not just protruding one or both lips, but also raising the head, sticking out the chin, lifting the eyebrows, among other things. This paper discusses form and function of lip-pointing with reference to a set of examples collected on video in Laos. There are various parameters with respect to which the conventional form of a lip-pointing gesture may vary. There is also a range of ways in which lip… Expand
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