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A Prosodic Model of Sign Language Phonology
This book is intended in part to provide linguists and cognitive scientists who do not know sign language with a point of entry into the study of sign language phonology. Expand
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Categorical perception in American Sign Language
Categorical perception (CP) refers to the finding that certain stimuli (particularly speech) are perceived categorically rather than continuously, despite a continuous variation in form. TwoExpand
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Prosody on the hands and face: Evidence from American Sign Language
The analysis in this paper deals with the prosodic cues that were present in a one-hour lecture by a native signer of American Sign Language (ASL). Special attention is paid to the interaction of theExpand
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Where did all the arguments go?: argument-changing properties of classifiers in asl
This paper presents an analysis of American Sign Language (ASL) classifiers from a syntactic and morphophonological point of view, and addresses issues related to (1) the ways that classifiers canExpand
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Gesture, sign, and language: The coming of age of sign language and gesture studies
Abstract How does sign language compare with gesture, on the one hand, and spoken language on the other? Sign was once viewed as nothing more than a system of pictorial gestures without linguisticExpand
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Foreign Vocabulary in Sign Languages : A Cross-Linguistic Investigation of Word Formation
Contents: D. Brentari, Introduction: Borrowed Elements in Sign Languages: A Window on Word Formation. Expand
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Cognitive, Cultural, and Linguistic Sources of a Handshape Distinction Expressing Agentivity
In this paper the cognitive, cultural, and linguistic bases for a pattern of conventionalization of two types of iconic handshapes are described. Expand
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Sensitivity to Visual Prosodic Cues in Signers and Nonsigners
Three studies are presented in this paper that address how nonsigners perceive the visual prosodic cues in a sign language. In Study 1, adult American nonsigners and users of American Sign LanguageExpand
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