Building Meaning in Interaction : Rethinking Gesture Classifications

  title={Building Meaning in Interaction : Rethinking Gesture Classifications},
  author={Keith M. Murphy},
In this paper I explore some issues that emerge when using current gesture typologies to understand gestures as they occur in natural interactive settings. I use data collected during ethnographic fieldwork at an architecture finn, and place my argument within a growing body of literature that examines the communicative usefulness of gestures in interaction. I present a critique of received gesture classification systems based on their lack of explanatory power when dealing with gestures in… CONTINUE READING


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