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Gestures in language development

(2010)
Abstract
Gestures are prevalent in communication and tightly linked to language and speech. As such they can shed important light on issues of language development across the lifespan. This volume, originally published as a Special Issue of Gesture 8:2 (2008), brings together studies from different disciplines that examine language development in children and adults from varying perspectives. It provides a review of common theoretical and empirical themes, and the contributions address topics such as gesture use in prelinguistic infants, the relationship between gestures and lexical development in typically and atypically developing children and in second language learners, what gestures reveal about discourse, and how all languages that adult... (More)
Gestures are prevalent in communication and tightly linked to language and speech. As such they can shed important light on issues of language development across the lifespan. This volume, originally published as a Special Issue of Gesture 8:2 (2008), brings together studies from different disciplines that examine language development in children and adults from varying perspectives. It provides a review of common theoretical and empirical themes, and the contributions address topics such as gesture use in prelinguistic infants, the relationship between gestures and lexical development in typically and atypically developing children and in second language learners, what gestures reveal about discourse, and how all languages that adult second language speakers know can influence each other. The papers exemplify a vibrant new field of study with relevance for multiple disciplines. (Less)
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lexcial development, crosslinguistic influences, atypical development, second language acquisition, child language acqusiition, gesture, language development, discourse development, viewpoint, Down Syndrom
editor
Gullberg, Marianne LU and de Bot, Kees
publisher
Benjamins
ISBN
90-272-2258-4
project
Cognition, Communication and Learning
language
English
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yes
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http://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/bct.28
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2010-09-06 14:26:45
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  title        = {Gestures in language development},
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