ERIC Number: EJ559942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Gesture When There Is No Speech Model.
Morford, Jill P.
New Directions for Child Development, n79 p101-16 Spr 1998
Summarizes research on structure of gesture produced in absence of speech. Finds that gestures of both hearing individuals who have been asked not to speak and deaf individuals who depend solely on gesture to communicate (including homesigners) exhibit characteristics typically associated with speech; gestures are segmented and linear rather than global and synthetic like the gestures that accompany speech. (EV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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