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Gestures in language development [electronic resource] / edited by Marianne Gullberg, Kees de Bot.

Contributor(s): Gullberg, Marianne | De Bot, Kees.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Benjamins current topics: Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., c2010Description: 1 online resource (139 p.).ISBN: 9789027287441 (electronic bk.); 9027287449 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Communicative competence in children | Language acquisition | Gesture | Semantics | Nonverbal communication | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- LinguisticsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gestures in language development.DDC classification: 401/.93 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Gestures in Language Development; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; About the Authors; Preface; Gestures and some key issues in the study of language development; Before L1; The relationship between spontaneous gesture production and spoken lexical ability in children with Down syndrome in a naming task; The effect of gestures on second language memorisation by young children; Gesture and information structure in first and second language; Gesture viewpoint in Japanese and English; Author index; Subject index; The series Benjamins Current Topics.
Summary: 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 Volume 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Gestures in Language Development; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; About the Authors; Preface; Gestures and some key issues in the study of language development; Before L1; The relationship between spontaneous gesture production and spoken lexical ability in children with Down syndrome in a naming task; The effect of gestures on second language memorisation by young children; Gesture and information structure in first and second language; Gesture viewpoint in Japanese and English; Author index; Subject index; The series Benjamins Current Topics.

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 Volume 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.

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