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The origins of language in manual gestures  

Michael C. Corballis

Print publication date:
Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explores the origins of language in manual gestures. Humans have the capacity to produce complex intentional gestures either vocally or manually and either system can serve as ... More

What modern‐day gesture can tell us about language evolution  

Susan Goldin-Meadow

Print publication date:
Nov 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article focuses on two roles of gesture and explores the changes that take place in the manual modality when it is employed to fulfill the functions of language on its own. Gestures ... More

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