Sign Language Phonology

  title={Sign Language Phonology},
  author={Diane Brentari and Jordan B Fenlon and Kearsy Cormier},
  journal={Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics},
Sign language phonology is the abstract grammatical component where primitive structural units are combined to create an infinite number of meaningful utterances. Although the notion of phonology is traditionally based on sound systems, phonology also includes the equivalent component of the grammar in sign languages, because it is tied to the grammatical organization, and not to particular content. This definition of phonology helps us see that the term covers all phenomena organized by… 

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