Lexical recognition in sign language: effects of phonetic structure and morphology.

@article{Emmorey1990LexicalRI,
  title={Lexical recognition in sign language: effects of phonetic structure and morphology.},
  author={Karen Emmorey and David P. Corina},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  year={1990},
  volume={71 3 Pt 2},
  pages={1227-52}
}
Two experiments are reported which investigate lexical recognition in American Sign Language (ASL). Exp. 1 examined identification of monomorphemic signs and investigated how the manipulation of phonological parameters affected sign identification. Over-all sign identification was much faster than what has been found for spoken language. The phonetic structure of sign (the simultaneous availability of Handshape and Location information) and the phonotactics of the ASL lexicon are argued to… CONTINUE READING

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