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Second Language Acquisition and Gesture

  1. Gale A. Stam

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1049

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Stam, G. A. 2012. Second Language Acquisition and Gesture. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


A gesture as defined in the American Heritage Dictionary: Fourth Edition is “a motion of the limbs or body made to express or help express thought or to emphasize speech.”


  • second language acquisition;
  • classroom;
  • gesture;
  • research;
  • speech