McNeill, D., Bertenthal, B., Cole, J. and Gallagher, S., 2005. Gesture-first, but no gestures? (Commentary on Michael A. Arbib.). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, pp. 138-139.
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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.
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