Co-speech gesture in bimodal bilinguals.

  title={Co-speech gesture in bimodal bilinguals.},
  author={Shannon Casey and Karen Emmorey},
  journal={Language and cognitive processes},
  volume={24 2},
The effects of knowledge of sign language on co-speech gesture were investigated by comparing the spontaneous gestures of bimodal bilinguals (native users of American Sign Language and English; n = 13) and non-signing native English speakers (n = 12). Each participant viewed and re-told the Canary Row cartoon to a non-signer whom they did not know. Nine of the thirteen bimodal bilinguals produced at least one ASL sign, which we hypothesise resulted from a failure to inhibit ASL. Compared with… CONTINUE READING
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