Categorical versus gradient properties of handling handshapes in British Sign Language (BSL) : evidence from handling handshape perception and production by deaf BSL signers and hearing speakers

@inproceedings{Sevcikova2013CategoricalVG,
  title={Categorical versus gradient properties of handling handshapes in British Sign Language (BSL) : evidence from handling handshape perception and production by deaf BSL signers and hearing speakers},
  author={Zed Sevcikova},
  year={2013}
}
Sign languages include partially lexicalised signs (known as depicting constructions, DCs) that have been argued to blend linguistic and non-linguistic components, although it is unclear what these components are. To describe object handling, signers produce handshapes that represent how the hands shape for handling, but it has not yet been fully established whether the continuous object size is described by discrete handshapes in British Sign Language (BSL). The thesis examines whether… CONTINUE READING

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