How do Babies Coordinate Gestures, Vocalization?
[Source: Science Daily]
Asier Romero-Andonegi, Aintzane Etxebarria-Lejarreta, Ainara Romero-Andonegi and Irati de Pablo-Delgado, lecturers and researchers at the UPV/EHU’s University College of Teacher Training in Bilbao, have studied how 9 to 13-month-old babies tackle the shift from early babbling to the use of combinations of gestures and speech. The work “The interrelation of gestures and vocalization in early communication functions: Evidence from Basque language” has been published in the important linguistics journal Signos.
Science shows that human language and communication cannot be studied solely by analysing speech. Among the contributions made by this work, Asier Romero, the researcher in the Department of Language and Literature Didactics of the University
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