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Gesture, Speech, and Sign$
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Lynn Messing and Ruth Campbell

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524519

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524519.001.0001

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The development of gesture with and without speech in hearing and deaf children

The development of gesture with and without speech in hearing and deaf children

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(p.117) Chapter 7 The development of gesture with and without speech in hearing and deaf children
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Gesture, Speech, and Sign
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Susan Goldin-Meadow

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524519.003.0007

The first goal of this chapter is to explore the forms and functions that gesture assumes in the early stages of language learning. It is found that gesture plays a complementary role with respect to the speech it accompanies, and that it begins to form an integrated system with speech at early stages in language development. The second goal is to explore gesture's fate when children are unable to learn a spoken language; as when, for example, a child is profoundly deaf. If a child is born to deaf to signing parents, that child will learn sign language as naturally and effortlessly as hearing children learn spoken language.

Keywords:   hearing children, deaf children, gesture, speech, language learning, language development

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