By Diane Brentari

ISBN-10: 0262024454

ISBN-13: 9780262024457

This publication is meant partly to supply linguists and cognitive scientists who don't know signal language with some extent of access into the research of signal language phonology. whilst, it offers a accomplished conception of yankee signal Language (ASL) phonology, whereas reviewing and construction 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 concurrently with each other, instead of sequentially as in spoken languages. A moment declare is that events function because the most simple prosodic devices of the language. the writer is worried to teach either the similarities and alterations among signed and spoken languages, and to point a few instructions for destiny paintings in cognitive technology that may be derived from her phonological model.

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