New PDF release: A Prosodic Model of Sign Language Phonology

By Diane Brentari

ISBN-10: 0262024454

ISBN-13: 9780262024457

ISBN-10: 0585078467

ISBN-13: 9780585078465

This publication is meant partly to supply linguists and cognitive scientists who don't know signal language with some extent of access into the examine of signal language phonology. while, it provides a entire concept of American signal Language (ASL) phonology, whereas reviewing and development on replacement theories. One declare of this theoretical framework is that, due to signal language's visual/gestural phonetic foundation, the consonant-like devices and vowel-like devices are expressed at the same time with each other, instead of sequentially as in spoken languages. A moment declare is that hobbies function because the most elementary prosodic devices of the language. the writer is worried to teach either the similarities and modifications among signed and spoken languages, and to point a few instructions for destiny paintings in cognitive technological know-how that may be derived from her phonological version.

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This division has been demonstrated convincingly with respect to handshape and can be extended to place of articulation and orientation. , signs with two-movement sequences) that are executed by handshape change, location change, and orientation change can be shown to come from the same set of combinatoric possibilities. Thus, movement prosodies span all of the traditional parameters, and the argument supports grouping handshape changes, orientation changes, and location changes together. Regarding the < previous page page_25 If you like this book, buy it!

Sandler (1987a) analyzes this phenomenon as place harmony, rather than proposing a unified analysis for handshape and loca- < previous page page_42 If you like this book, buy it! , aperture) and selected fingers are dominated by the hand configuration node. (23) Signs with two setting features and one place The next step is to extend the notion of the division of labor between inherent and prosodic features within sign handshape and location to the orientation parameter. As Crasborn (1995) makes clear in his description of joint movement, the orientation parameter is quite complex to represent, because the joints in the forearm are responsible for prone/supine rotation, and the wrist is responsible for both vertical and horizontal extension/flexion and abduction/adduction.

Previous page page_43 If you like this book, buy it! 25 Possible types of movements involving changes in orientation. In REBEL (top left), the movement involves pronation of the forearm, an orientation change from [supination] to [pronation]; in INSULT (top right), the movement involves radial flexion (or [abduction]); in YES (bottom), the movement involves [flexion] of the wrist. (24) Signs with an orientation change HAPPEN, REBEL: supination  pronation (IF  [pronation]) no side-to-side or vertical movement INSULT, ALL RIGHT: adduction  abduction (IF  [abduction]) no vertical movement or rotation YES, FIGHT: extension  flexion (IF  [flexion]) no side-to-side movement or rotation < previous page page_44 If you like this book, buy it!

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