On the autonomy of language and gesture: Evidence from the acquisition of personal pronouns in American sign language

@article{Petitto1987OnTA,
  title={On the autonomy of language and gesture: Evidence from the acquisition of personal pronouns in American sign language},
  author={L. Petitto},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1987},
  volume={27},
  pages={1-52}
}
  • L. Petitto
  • Published 1987
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Cognition
Abstract Two central assumptions of current models of language acquisition were addressed in this study: (1) knowledge of linguistic structure is “mapped onto” earlier forms of non-linguistic knowledge; and (2) acquiring a language involves a continuous learning sequence from early gestural communication to linguistic expression. The acquisition of the first and second person pronouns ME and YOU was investigated in a longitudinal study of two deaf children of deaf parents learning American Sign… Expand
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