Language in motion: A framework for unifying spoken language, signed language, and gesture

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  • Sherman Wilcox

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https://doi.org/10.1344/AFEL2012.2.4

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In this article I describe a framework for unifying spoken language, signed language, and gesture. Called the language as motion framework, it relies on three broad theories: cognitive grammar, dynamic systems, and cognitive neuroscience. The foundational claim of the language in motion framework is that language and gesture are manifestations of a general human expressive ability which is grounded in embodied cognition and the need for mobile creatures to make sense of their environment.

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Monogràfic. Les llengües de signes, coordinado por M.Josep Jarque