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Title:
Getting it Right: Advanced Danish Learners of Italian Acquire Speech and Gesture L2 Forms
Author:
Bjørn Wessel-Tolvig: Centre for Language Technology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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Year:
2015
Conference:
Proceedings from the 3rd European Symposium on Multimodal Communication, Dublin, September 17-18, 2015
Issue:
105
Article no.:
013
Pages:
75-81
No. of pages:
7
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2016-09-16
ISBN:
978-91-7685-679-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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This paper investigates whether advanced Danish learners of Italian are able to acquire speech and gesture patterns typical of a typologically different target language and consequently move away from patterns typical of their L1. Results show that the Danish learners are able to acquire and use typical Italian lexicalization patterns, but more importantly their L2 speech-gesture co-expressivity reveals that they have reorganized semantic representations and shifted attention towards new types of information.

Keywords: Second Language Acquisition, motion events, thinking for speaking, gesture, conceptualization.

Proceedings from the 3rd European Symposium on Multimodal Communication, Dublin, September 17-18, 2015

Author:
Bjørn Wessel-Tolvig
Title:
Getting it Right: Advanced Danish Learners of Italian Acquire Speech and Gesture L2 Forms
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Proceedings from the 3rd European Symposium on Multimodal Communication, Dublin, September 17-18, 2015

Author:
Bjørn Wessel-Tolvig
Title:
Getting it Right: Advanced Danish Learners of Italian Acquire Speech and Gesture L2 Forms
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