TitleLinguistic Spatial Gestures
Publication TypeUnpublished
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBreslow, L, Harrison, AM, Trafton, JG

We model the gestures accompanying spoken descriptions of spatial information and propose a conception of spatial gestures that differs from previous proposals by making a distinction between gestures used for thinking (cognitive gestures) and gestures used to help express predetermined ideas (linguistic gestures), and positing a tighter integration between gesture and language production in the latter than most previous researchers.

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