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CAS/MillerComm2014-Susan Goldin-Meadow

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Ballroom, Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date
Oct 7, 2013   8:00 pm  
Speaker
Susan Goldin-Meadow; Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
Contact
Liesel Wildhagen
E-Mail
wildhage@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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Center for Advanced Study

Talking With Our Hands: Gesture's Role in Creating and Learning Language

Imagine a child who has never seen or heard any language at all. Could this child invent a language? Deaf children who are not exposed to sign language use gesture to communicate, and their gestures take on many of the forms and functions of language. Hearing children, learning language from a linguistic model, gesture too. Their gestures are integrated with speech, and can predict when and how children will learn.

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