1887
Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN 1568-1475
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9773
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

This paper presents evidence of non-manual gestures in American Sign Language (ASL). The types of gestures identified are identical to non-manual, spontaneous gestures used by hearing non-signers which suggests that the gestures co-occurring with ASL signs are borrowings from hearing culture. A comparison of direct quotes in ASL with spontaneous movements of hearing non-signers suggests a history of borrowing and eventual grammaticization in ASL of features previously thought to be unique to signed languages. The electronic edition of this article includes audio-visial data.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/gest.1.1.05mcc
2001-01-01
2019-08-24
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/gest.1.1.05mcc
Loading

Associated multi-media

  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): American Sign Language , deixis , direct quotes , gesture , head movements and intensifiers
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error