Do French-English bilingual children gesture more than monolingual children?

@article{Nicoladis2009DoFB,
  title={Do French-English bilingual children gesture more than monolingual children?},
  author={Elena Nicoladis and Simone Pika and Paula Marentette},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={
          573-85
        }
}
Previous studies have shown that bilingual adults use more gestures than English monolinguals. Because no study has compared the gestures of bilinguals and monolinguals in both languages, the high gesture rate could be due to transfer from a high gesture language or could result from the use of gesture to aid in linguistic access. In this study we tried to distinguish between those causes by comparing the gesture rate of 10 French-English bilingual preschoolers with both 10 French and 10… CONTINUE READING