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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION
1.1.Background and scope of this review
1.2.Kinematics of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe
1.2.1.Rotation of local star forming galaxies
1.2.2.Velocity dispersion of local galaxy discs
1.3.Kinematic properties of elliptical galaxies
1.4.Kinematic properties of local mergers

2.EARLY WORK WITH LONG SLIT SPECTROSCOPY

3.HIGH-REDSHIFT IFS SURVEYS
3.1.The SINS survey
3.2.The OSIRIS survey of UV-selected galaxies
3.3.The IMAGES and related FLAMES-GIRAFFE surveys
3.4.The MASSIV survey
3.5.The AMAZE/LSD surveys
3.6.Other optical/near-infrared IFS surveys at z > 1
3.7.Sub-mm line surveys
3.8.Recent multislit surveys
3.9.`Local analogue' samples

4.ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES IN IFS SURVEYS
4.1.Making maps
4.2.Measuring rotation curves
4.3.Dynamical masses
4.4.Velocity dispersion Measures
4.5.The merger/disc classification
4.6.Properties of substructures

5.PHYSICAL KINEMATIC PICTURES OF STAR-FORMING HIGH-REDSHIFT GALAXIES
5.1.Turbulent disc galaxies
5.2.Dispersion-dominated Galaxies
5.3.Evolution of the scaling relations?
5.4.The merger rate

6.OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
6.1.Outstanding questions
6.2.New surveys
6.3.Final words

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