By Diane Brentari
This booklet is meant partially to supply linguists and cognitive scientists who don't know signal language with some extent of access into the learn of signal language phonology. while, it offers a complete conception of American signal Language (ASL) phonology, whereas reviewing and development on substitute theories. One declare of this theoretical framework is that, as a result of signal language's visual/gestural phonetic foundation, the consonant-like devices and vowel-like devices are expressed at the same time with each other, instead of sequentially as in spoken languages. A moment declare is that hobbies function because the most simple prosodic devices of the language. the writer is worried to teach either the similarities and ameliorations among signed and spoken languages, and to point a few instructions for destiny paintings in cognitive technological know-how that may be derived from her phonological version.
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These forms have been discussed in some depth from a morphological point of view (Supalla 1982, 1985, 1990; Wallin 1994; McDonald 1982; Kegl 1985; Schick 1990), but little has been written about constraints on their phonological structure. They are syntactically verb phrases or sentences. Constraints that are unviolated in other parts of the native lexicon are relaxed in these forms; for example, the H2 restriction on handshape does not apply to classifier forms. I consider these forms in this book because any phonological model proposed for sign languages must show the potential of being expanded to include them.
In the Hand Tier Model, Sandler (1989) proposes the use of features, but these are not sufficient to capture orientation because they are based on palm orientation alone; this creates ambiguities in the lexicon. , 'kiss'), and CHERISH. The place of articulation is the chin, and if the handparts are specified with respect to it, only one feature is needed to capture the contrastive orientation of the hand: radial for OLD, back of palm for LOVE-SOMETHING, and back of fingers for CHERISH. 26) are the same eight places on the hand < previous page page_45 If you like this book, buy it!
8 If one accepts that these phenomena are linguistic, then another question arises: do these phenomena constitute one system of reference where all types are treated alike, two distinct systems of reference with different properties, or a category of subsystems that share overlapping properties but cannot be treated completely alike? Padden (1983, 1990) has argued for two distinct systems (one of person agreement, < previous page page_15 If you like this book, buy it! 11 DRIVE-TO is considered a typical spatial agreement verb, in which the initial and final loci refer to a spatial map.
A Prosodic Model of Sign Language Phonology by Diane Brentari