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Adam Kendon

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Who is Adam Kendon?

Adam Kendon is one of the world's foremost authorities on the topic of gesture. He initially focused on sign systems in Papua New Guinea and Australian Aboriginal sign languages, before developing a general framework for understanding gestures with the same kind of rigorous semiotic analysis as has been previously applied to spoken language.

  • born in (82 years ago) in London, child of Frank Kendon
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • education:
  • written works: "Gesture and Understanding in Social interaction", "Conducting interaction", "Sign languages of Aboriginal Australia", "Studies in the behavior of social interaction"
  • award: - Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada (Anthropology & Cultural Studies)

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Communication Theory (2009)

by Stephen W. Littlejohn, Karen A. Foss

Since 1981, Adam Kendon investigated many aspects of gestures, including conventionalization, integration between gestures and speech, and the role of gesture in communication. Birdwhistell's research was continued in the United States ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods (2006)

by Victor Jupp

Contextanalysis has beenfurther developed by Adam Kendon, who attendstothe sequentialunfoldingof human interaction through ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Linguistics (2013)

by Philipp Strazny

Adam Kendon—a pioneer in the research ...

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