Download e-book for iPad: Concise Lexicon for Sign Linguistics by Jan Nijen Twilhaar, Beppie van den Bogaerde

By Jan Nijen Twilhaar, Beppie van den Bogaerde

ISBN-10: 9027212333

ISBN-13: 9789027212337

This wide, well-researched and obviously formatted lexicon of a wide selection of linguistic phrases is an extended late. it truly is an exceptionally welcome boost to the bookshelves of signal language lecturers, interpreters, linguists, inexperienced persons and different signal language clients, and naturally of the Deaf themselves.
Unique to this lexicon isn't just the inclusion of many phrases which are used specifically for signal languages, but in addition the truth that for the phrases, there should not purely examples from spoken languages yet there also are glossed and translated examples from a number of assorted signal languages.
There are many fascinating beneficial properties to this lexicon. there's a right away temptation to discover examples of phrases within the signal language one is learning in addition to picking out what number of the main used suggestions will be signed within the neighborhood language. As there are up to now nonetheless nearly no reference grammars of signal languages, the definitions of lots of those thoughts will be super important for these linguists making plans to make a reference grammar in their signal language.

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Also Basic form and Underlying form Classifier A classifier is a handshape (sometimes combined with a specific orientation) that, when combined with the other parameters of movement and location, forms a ‘verb of motion or location’. The classifier hand in this type of verb is a bound morpheme that reflects a form or meaning characteristic of the nominal referent. For example, a classifier hand that is incorporated in the verb sign meaning ‘give’ in many signed languages indirectly represents the form of the handled object by depicting the manner 30 Concise Lexicon for Sign Linguistics in which that object is held.

Examples of deletion are postman and pumpkin when pronounced as [posman] and [pumkin]. There is the possibility that assimilation, in certain cases, can be considered coarticulation. However, generally co-articulation refers to a small adaptation in articulation, where, for example, the realization of Location or Handshape for a sign shows a slight phonetic variation from the basis form of the sign. These realizations are always of the same phoneme as in the basic form of the sign. In assimilation there is always a phonological adaption, where the realization of a basic element results in another phoneme than in the basic form of the sign.

Also Focus and Information structure Communication chain Communication chain refers to the production of a signal, the signal itself and the perception of the signal: (1) Signing Speech Production hands, torso, head, face speech organs Signal Perception light waves eyes sound waves ears Communicative competence Communicative competence is the knowledge someone has of the rules for language use. → also Competence Compensation strategy When one cannot think of a sign or word, one can compensate for this by describing the object (paraphrasis).

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