Re: the role of externalization

From: Peter Smagorinsky (
Date: Tue Jun 08 2004 - 12:48:54 PDT

Though surely at least some of these gestures are expressive/communicative
as well as self-regulatory--I'm thinking here of singers' and speakers'
gesticulations, but likely other gestures as well. p

> Let me see if I have that issue of the Journal in my office. If so, I will
> copy and post. As Yrjo noted, this is very relevant to the recent Goldin-
> Meadow book. I have not read the book, but have heard G-M talk and talked
> with her for some time, and she puts forth a couple of different
> interpretations
> of how gesture is central to linguistic meaning making.
> What appears common is at the level of "controling yourself from the
> outside"
> but just what the resulting system of control is must be enormously
> variable.
> mike

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