SAIL Room - 111 Levin Building
Department of Psychology
University of Chicago
The Resilience of Language and Gesture
Gesture is versatile in form and function. Under certain circumstances, gesture can substitute for speech, and when it does, it embodies the properties of language that children themselves bring to language learning, and underscores the resilience of language itself. Under other circumstances, gesture can form a fully integrated system with speech. When it does, it both predicts and promotes learning, and underscores the resilience of gesture in thinking.
The talk will begin at 12:00pm. A pizza lunch will be served at 11:45am.