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Author Mohr, Susanne.

Title Mouth Actions in Sign Languages : an Empirical Study of Irish Sign Language.

Publication Info. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2014.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (249 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Sign Languages and Deaf Communities [SLDC] ; v. 3
Sign Languages and Deaf Communities SLDC.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Linguistic Setup of Sign Languages -- The Case of Irish Sign Language (ISL) -- 3. Non-manuals in Sign Languages -- Theoretical Background -- 4. Mouth Actions in ISL -- A Typology of Mouthings and Mouth Gestures -- 5. Mouth Actions in ISL -- Sociolinguistic Factors -- 6. Mouth Actions in ISL -- Linguistic Factors -- 7. Conclusion.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Mouth actions in sign languages have been controversially discussed but the sociolinguistic factors determining their form and functions remain uncertain. This first empirical analysis of mouth actions in Irish Sign Language focuses on correlations with gender, age, and word class. It contributes to the linguistic description of ISL, research into non-manuals in sign languages, and is relevant for the cross-modal study of word classes.
Subject Irish Sign Language.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General.
Gesture. (OCoLC)fst00942279
Irish Sign Language. (OCoLC)fst00978964
Mouth. (OCoLC)fst01028427
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mohr, Susanne. Mouth Actions in Sign Languages : An Empirical Study of Irish Sign Language. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, ©2014 9781614517054
ISBN 9781614514978

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