Researcher discusses gesture and language
Date of Event: September 27, 2012
Posted: September 14, 2012
GRANVILLE, Ohio—We communicate and even think using gestures. Susan Goldin-Meadow, an internationally known expert on gestures, will give two lectures at Denison University. She will talk about the role of gesture in children's development of language and how gesture contributes to thinking and problem-solving. The first lecture, “Gesture’s Role in Creating and Learning Language,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the auditorium of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). The second, “How Our Hands Help Us Think,” will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in room 114 of the Olin Science Hall (100 Sunset Hill Drive). Both lectures are sponsored by the psychology departments Kantor Lecture Series and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jill Uland at740-587-6338 or visit www.denison.edu.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville —Lecture: “Gesture’s Role in Creating and Learning Language,” at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the auditorium of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road) Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jill Uland at 740-587-6338 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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