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Gestures and some key issues in the study of language development

Gullberg, Marianne LU ; de Bot, Kees and Volterra, Virginia (2008) In Gesture 8(2). p.149-179
Abstract
The purpose of the current paper is to outline how gestures can contribute to the study of some key issues in language development. Specifically, we (1) briefly summarise what is already known about gesture in the domains of first and second language development, and development or changes over the life span more generally; (2) highlight theoretical and empirical issues in these domains where gestures can contribute in important ways to further our understanding; and (3) summarise some common themes in all strands of research on language development that could be the target of concentrated research efforts.
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atypical development, gesture, first language acquisition, language acqusition, langauge development, second language acquisition, bilingualism
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Gesture
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8
issue
2
pages
149 - 179
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John Benjamins Publishing Company
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  • Scopus:49249083920
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1568-1475
DOI
10.1075/gest.8.2.03gul
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English
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  author       = {Gullberg, Marianne and de Bot, Kees and Volterra, Virginia},
  issn         = {1568-1475},
  keyword      = {atypical development,gesture,first language acquisition,language acqusition,langauge development,second language acquisition,bilingualism},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {149--179},
  publisher    = {John Benjamins Publishing Company},
  series       = {Gesture},
  title        = {Gestures and some key issues in the study of language development},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/gest.8.2.03gul},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2008},
}