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“A gesture is a motion of the body that contains information. Waving goodbye
is a gesture. Pressing the key on a keyboard is not a gesture because the
motion of a finger on its way to hitting the key is neither observed nor
significant; all that matters is which key was pressed. Handwriting is not a
gesture because the motion of the hand expresses nothing; it is only the
resultant words that convey the information. The same words could have been
typed- the hand motion would not be the same but the meaning conveyed
would be”. (Kurtenbach, Hulteen. 1990)

 

http://www.sonology.org/NL/thesis-pdf/hugo%20morales%20thesis.pdf

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