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ERIC Number: EJ879047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 134
ISSN: ISSN-0267-6583
Methodological Reflections on Gesture Analysis in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Research
Gullberg, Marianne
Second Language Research, v26 n1 p75-102 2010
Gestures, i.e. the symbolic movements that speakers perform while they speak, form a closely interconnected system with speech, where gestures serve both addressee-directed ("communicative") and speaker-directed ("internal") functions. This article aims (1) to show that a combined analysis of gesture and speech offers new ways to address theoretical issues in second language acquisition (SLA) and bilingualism studies, probing SLA and bilingualism as product and process; and (2) to outline some methodological concerns and desiderata to facilitate the inclusion of gesture in SLA and bilingualism research.
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Language: English
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