Gesture-first, but no gestures?
Abbreviated Journal Title
Behav. Brain Sci.
Psychology, Biological; Behavioral Sciences; Neurosciences
Although Arbib's extension of the mirror-system hypothesis neatly sidesteps one problem with the "gesture-first" theory of language origins, it overlooks the importance of gestures that occur in current-day human linguistic performance, and this lands it with another problem. We argue that, instead of gesture-first, a system of combined vocalization and gestures would have been a more natural evolutionary unit.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
"Gesture-first, but no gestures?" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5471.