Gesture Phrases and
Phrase and Exchange example 3,
example 4, and
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Phrases: Gestures do not occur only one at a time; more than half of Kubie’s gestures were part of strings, or “phrases”. Kubie’s phrases varied in length from 2 to 8 gestures,
while a third of Zura’s gestures were part of phrases. Zura’s phrases varied in length from 2 to 4 gestures.
Gestures may occur in dialogues, or “exchanges” between gorillas;
functional elements of gestural phrases include:
Some gestures may
be included in more than one functional category, as they can be used in
different ways functionally.
For a detailed analysis:
Tanner, Joanne E.
Gestural phrases and exchanges by a pair of zoo-living lowland gorillas.
Gesture 4(1), 1-24. Warning !!! Large .pdf file