ERIC Number: EJ312526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Symbolic Gesturing in Language Development.
Acredolo, Linda P.; Goodwyn, Susan W.
Human Development, v28 n1 p40-49 Jan-Feb 1985
Describes the spontaneous development of 13 symbolic gestures in a normal infant from 12 to 17 months. Sixteen additional symbolic gestures were purposefully taught. Vocal development was advanced, indicating that gesturing is not necessarily related to poor vocal skills. Data support the hypothesis that sensorimotor behaviors are natural candidates for early labelling. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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