A Prelinguistic Gestural Universal of Human Communication

Abstract

Several cognitive accounts of human communication argue for a language-independent, prelinguistic basis of human communication and language. The current study provides evidence for the universality of a prelinguistic gestural basis for human communication. We used a standardized, semi-natural elicitation procedure in seven very different cultures around the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-6709.2011.01228.x

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