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Gesture and the process of speech production: We think, therefore we gesture

By Martha W. Alibali and Sotaro KitaAmanda J. Young, Martha W. Alibali, Department Psychology and Sotaro Kita

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At what point in the process of speech production is gesture involved? According to the Lexical Retrieval Hypothesis, gesture is involved in generating the surface forms of utterances. Speci�cally, gesture facilitates access to items in the mental lexicon. According to the Information Packaging Hypothesis, gesture is involved in the conceptual planning of messages. Speci�cally, gesture helps speakers to ‘‘package’ ’ spatial information into verbalisable units. We tested these hypotheses in 5-year-old children, using two tasks that required comparable lexical access, but different information packaging. In the explanation task, children explained Requests for reprints should be sent to Martha W. Alibali, Department of Psychology

Year: 2000
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