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Our goal was to observe every child gesturing and not gesturing. A priori, we might expect gesturing to increase cognitive load simply because the gesturer must plan and execute communication in two modalities. If so, we would expect the children to remember fewer words when they gestured than when they did not gesture. Alternatively, gesturing might decrease cognitive load by in-- Page 23 creasing resources available to the child, for example, by shifting the burden from verbal to spatial memory.

Gesture thus appears to be a place where children can air ideas that may not, in themselves, be all that sound but may be able to serve as stepping-stones for progress nonetheless. Why experiment in gesture? One might imagine that gesture would be an ideal place to try out untried ideas, simply because there is essentially no social constriction on the gestures people produce (aside from the often rude gestural "emblems," which are conventional, frequently produced without any speech, and qualitatively different from the gestures we are considering here, cf.

A large number of children in all four groups were found to maintain at least one procedure over the study, suggesting that change may be more gradual than abrupt (cf. Alibali, 1999; Kuhn & Pearsall, 1998; Siegler & Chen, 1998). What about abandoning old procedures or generating new ones? As we might expect, children who progessed from an incorrect matching state to a mismatching state, not only maintained old procedures, but generated new ones (thus enlarging their repertoires). Children who regressed from a mismatching state to an incorrect matching state abandoned old procedures but did not generate new ones (thus shrinking their repertoires).

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