Contribution to Book
Most second language acquisition research has concentrated on learners’ speech. This paper argues that it is necessary to look at both learners’ speech and gesture in order to better understand second language acquisition. It provides a summary of the second language acquisition process and the types of studies that have been conducted in the field. It discusses how gesture can be used to investigate learners’ thinking for speaking.
Stam, Gale, "Second language acquisition from a McNeillian perspective" (2007). Faculty Publications. 36.