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Cambridge University Press

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The Impulse to Gesture: Where Language, Minds, and Bodies Intersect

Simon Harrison is a gesture studies researcher with interests ranging from the form and function of specific gestures (especially associated with negation) to the relationship between language, gesture and cognition in interactions. He is the author of The Impulse to Gesture (2018) and the forthcoming The Body Language Myth. In this podcast Simon discusses how body language is not a ‘separate’ language, how we use gestures in daily life and whether a body language expert can ever ‘switch off’.

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