Iconicity in American sign language: concrete and metaphorical applications

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American Sign Language (ASL) describes spatial information (e.g., shapes, configurations, movement and location of figures in space) through a productive system of iconic “classifier” predicates. Many lexical items denoting concrete objects or actions are derived from the classifier system; many lexical items and non-lexicalized descriptions of abstract… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1011440231221

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@article{Taub2000IconicityIA, title={Iconicity in American sign language: concrete and metaphorical applications}, author={Sarah F. Taub}, journal={Spatial Cognition & Computation}, year={2000}, volume={2}, pages={31-50} }