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Toward true integration

  • Joana Rosselló (a1), Otávio Mattos (a2) and Wolfram Hinzen (a3) (a4) (a5) (a6)


Whether in sign or speech, language is more integrative than the target article suggests. A more integrative view embraces not only sign/speech and co-sign/speech gesture, but also indicative gestures irrespective of modality, and locations along with movements in the signed modality, as suggested by both linguistic acquisition and pathologies. An extended integrative view also proves advantageous in terms of conceptual coherence.



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Toward true integration

  • Joana Rosselló (a1), Otávio Mattos (a2) and Wolfram Hinzen (a3) (a4) (a5) (a6)


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