The Seeds of Spatial Grammar in the Manual Modality

@article{So2005TheSO,
  title={The Seeds of Spatial Grammar in the Manual Modality},
  author={Wing Chee So and Marie Coppola and Vincent Licciardello and Susan Goldin-Meadow},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1029-43}
}
Sign languages modulate the production of signs in space and use this spatial modulation to refer back to entities-to maintain coreference. We ask here whether spatial modulation is so fundamental to language in the manual modality that it will be invented by individuals asked to create gestures on the spot. English speakers were asked to describe vignettes under 2 conditions: using gesture without speech, and using speech with spontaneous gestures. When using gesture alone, adults placed… CONTINUE READING
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