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Language lives as much in our gestures as in our words, a new study shows. Certain languages are richer in gesture, and bilingual individuals often use the fluent gestures from one language, even when speaking the words of another.
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2 comments for “Gestures say so much”
That is interesting – I like their current research on if being bilingual in general can increase use of gestures. I’m speaking two languages, Norwegian and English, and neither is very rich in gestures. I have noticed that I use gestures a lot more now than I did before I started using English in daily life, though – so I wouldnt be surprised if they found a link 🙂
Likewise! We English are not known for our gesturing, but since I started to use other languages regularly I definitely find myself using gestures a lot more, even when I am speaking English.