Polish Children’s Gesticulation in Narrating (Re-telling) a Cartoon
The study was aimed at a preliminary analysis of the nonverbal component of utterances produced by nine year old Polish children in the task of re-telling a cartoon. Most research on children’s gestures so far has been confessed to younger subjects. The analyses presented in the article concern the relations between semantic contributions from the visual and auditory modalities (gestures and speech) as well as the viewpoint of gestures and the use of gesture space. Gestural phrases were tagged for their internal structure (phases) and gestures were categorized into basic types.
KeywordsGesture phrase viewpoint type of gestures gesture space
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