Why gestures are relevant to the bilingual mental lexicon

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Why gestures are relevant to the bilingual mental lexicon. / Gullberg, Marianne.

The bilingual mental lexicon: Interdisciplinary approaches. ed. / Aneta Pavlenko. Multilingual Matters, 2009. p. 161-184.

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Harvard

Gullberg, M 2009, Why gestures are relevant to the bilingual mental lexicon. in A Pavlenko (ed.), The bilingual mental lexicon: Interdisciplinary approaches. Multilingual Matters, pp. 161-184.

APA

Gullberg, M. (2009). Why gestures are relevant to the bilingual mental lexicon. In A. Pavlenko (Ed.), The bilingual mental lexicon: Interdisciplinary approaches (pp. 161-184). Multilingual Matters.

CBE

Gullberg M. 2009. Why gestures are relevant to the bilingual mental lexicon. Pavlenko A, editor. In The bilingual mental lexicon: Interdisciplinary approaches. Multilingual Matters. pp. 161-184.

MLA

Gullberg, Marianne "Why gestures are relevant to the bilingual mental lexicon". Pavlenko, Aneta (ed.). The bilingual mental lexicon: Interdisciplinary approaches. Multilingual Matters. 2009, 161-184.

Vancouver

Gullberg M. Why gestures are relevant to the bilingual mental lexicon. In Pavlenko A, editor, The bilingual mental lexicon: Interdisciplinary approaches. Multilingual Matters. 2009. p. 161-184

Author

Gullberg, Marianne. / Why gestures are relevant to the bilingual mental lexicon. The bilingual mental lexicon: Interdisciplinary approaches. editor / Aneta Pavlenko. Multilingual Matters, 2009. pp. 161-184

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - Why gestures are relevant to the bilingual mental lexicon

AU - Gullberg, Marianne

N1 - The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - Gestures, the symbolic movements speakers perform while they speak, are systematically related to speech and language in non-trivial ways. This chapter presents an overview of what gestures can and cannot tell us about the monolingual and the bilingual mental lexicon. Gesture analysis opens for a broader view of the mental lexicon, targeting the interface between conceptual, semantic and syntactic aspects of event construal, and offers new possibilities for examining how languages co-exist and interact in bilinguals beyond the level of surface forms. The first section of this chapter gives a brief introduction to gesture studies and outlines the current views on the relationship between gesture, speech, and language. The second section targets the key questions for the study of the monolingual and bilingual lexicon, and illustrates the methods employed for addressing these questions. It further exemplifies systematic cross-linguistic patterns in gestural behaviour in monolingual and bilingual contexts. The final section discusses some implications of an expanded view of the multilingual lexicon that includes gesture, and outlines directions for future inquiry.

AB - Gestures, the symbolic movements speakers perform while they speak, are systematically related to speech and language in non-trivial ways. This chapter presents an overview of what gestures can and cannot tell us about the monolingual and the bilingual mental lexicon. Gesture analysis opens for a broader view of the mental lexicon, targeting the interface between conceptual, semantic and syntactic aspects of event construal, and offers new possibilities for examining how languages co-exist and interact in bilinguals beyond the level of surface forms. The first section of this chapter gives a brief introduction to gesture studies and outlines the current views on the relationship between gesture, speech, and language. The second section targets the key questions for the study of the monolingual and bilingual lexicon, and illustrates the methods employed for addressing these questions. It further exemplifies systematic cross-linguistic patterns in gestural behaviour in monolingual and bilingual contexts. The final section discusses some implications of an expanded view of the multilingual lexicon that includes gesture, and outlines directions for future inquiry.

KW - lexicon

KW - gesture

KW - second language acquisition

KW - bilingualism

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 9781847691255

SP - 161

EP - 184

BT - The bilingual mental lexicon: Interdisciplinary approaches

A2 - Pavlenko, Aneta

PB - Multilingual Matters

ER -