Gestural Theory

Some articles on gestural theory, theory, gestural:

Origin Of Language - Language Origin Hypotheses - Gestural Theory
... The gestural theory states that human language developed from gestures that were used for simple communication ... Two types of evidence support this theory ... Gestural language and vocal language depend on similar neural systems ...
Sign Languages in Society - Gestural Theory of Human Language Origins
... The gestural theory states that vocal human language developed from a gestural sign language ... An important question for gestural theory is what caused the shift to vocalization ...

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