Visible movements of the orofacial area: evidence for gestural or multimodal theories of language evolution?

@article{Wacewicz2016VisibleMO,
  title={Visible movements of the orofacial area: evidence for gestural or multimodal theories of language evolution?},
  author={Sławomir Wacewicz and Przemysław Żywiczyński and Sylwester Orzechowski},
  journal={Gesture},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={250-282}
}
The age-old debate between the proponents of the gesture-first and speech-first positions has returned to occupy a central place in current language evolution theorizing. The gestural scenarios, suffering from the problem known as “modality transition” (why a gestural system would have changed into a predominantly spoken system), frequently appeal to the gestures of the orofacial area as a platform for this putative transition. Here, we review currently available evidence on the significance of… Expand
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