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Live Long and May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favour: Emblem gestures in sci-fi and their uptake in popular culture

Kruk, Jessica; Gawne, Lauren; Freestone, Pete


Jessica Kruk

Lauren Gawne

Pete Freestone


This paper draws attention to the important effect that gesture in science fiction can have on real-world communicative contexts, as well as the benefits and challenges of using corpus approaches in gesture study.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Australian Linguistic Society 2022
Start Date Nov 29, 2022
End Date Dec 2, 2022
Deposit Date Jan 2, 2023
Keywords science fiction, linguistics, gesture, Star Trek, The Hunger Games
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