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Hand power

By Drake Bennett
May 4, 2008

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WHILE MOST AMERICAN gang signs are relatively new, they're part of a tradition as deep as human history. According to David McNeill, an emeritus professor of linguistics and psychology at the University of Chicago and one of the fathers of the field of gesture studies, hand gestures have a power in social situations that speech, for example, lacks. (Full article: 234 words)

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