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Özyürek, Asli and Emanuela Campisi. 2013. Iconicity as a communicative strategy: Recipient design in multimodal demonstrations for adults and children. Journal of Pragmatics 47 (1) : 14–27.
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This study shows that during demonstration of an action (in casu Italian subjects explaining in front of a camera how to make coffee), speakers employ various degrees of iconicity in gestures for a child compared to an adult, and how this may constitute a vigorous communicative strategy in teaching new knowledge to children.