The Effect of Gestures on Memorisation of Concrete and Abstract Words in Second Language Acquisition.
Learning a second language can benefit by using gestures. In this thesis, the difference between the effect of gesture on concrete and abstract words was studied. In conclusion, this study showed that memorising concrete words is in general easier than memorising abstract words. Furthermore, it revealed an effect of gesture on memorability stating that in concrete words a gesture does help to remember a word better, but for abstract words memorisation of the words was better when there was no gesture present.
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