A framework for unifying spoken language, signed language and gesture

Autor/a: WILCOX, Sherman; XAVIER, André Nogueira
Año: 2013
Editorial: Todas as letras, Vol. 5, nº 1 (2013) pp. 88
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


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.