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Gestures and Words in Naming: Evidence From Crosslinguistic and Crosscultural Comparison

Cattani, Allegra; Floccia, Caroline; Kidd, Evan; Pettenati, Paola; Onofrio, Daniela; Volterra, Virginia


We report on an analysis of spontaneous gesture production in 2‐year‐old children who come from three countries (Italy, United Kingdom, Australia) and who speak two languages (Italian, English), in an attempt to tease apart the influence of language and culture when comparing children from different cultural and linguistic environments. Eighty‐seven monolingual children aged 24–30 months completed an experimental task measuring their comprehension and production of nouns and predicates. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-05-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Language Learning: a journal of research in language studies
DOI: 10.1111/lang.12346
Access Rights: Open Access


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