Gestures production under instructional context The role of mode of instruction

Melda, Coşkun
Acartürk, Cengiz
We aim at examining how communication mode influences the production of gestures under specific contextual environments. Twenty-four participants were asked to present a topic of their choice under three instructional settings: a blackboard, paper-and-pencil, and a tablet. Participants’ gestures were investigated in three groups: deictic gestures that point to entities, representational gestures that present picturable aspects of semantic content, and beat gestures that are speech-related rhythmic hand movements. The results indicated that gesture production of the participants was influenced by the mode of instruction (i.e., board, paper-and-pencil, tablet)
37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society : Mind, Technology, and Society, CogSci (2015)


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C. Melda and C. Acartürk, “Gestures production under instructional context The role of mode of instruction,” Pasadena, California, USA, 2015, vol. 1 of 4 , p. 459, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: