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Title: Tactile Sign Language
Subtitle: Turn-taking and questions in signed conversations of deaf-blind people
Written By: Johanna Mesch

Tactile sign language significantly differs from the visual mode of sign language. Based on conversation analysis of deaf-blind dyads, this book describes how turn-taking and interrogative sentences are marked in tactile sign language. Deaf-blind signers are in continuous contact by holding one another's hands in monologue or dialogue position. In tactile conversation, non-manual characteristics, the essential markers in visual sign languages, are effectively replaced by various hand movements.Contents:

Foreword to Englisch Edition
List of Figures and Tables
1. Deaf-blindness and communication
2. Material
3. Conversing
4. Sign language and conversation positions
5. Tactile conversation regulation
6. uestions
7. Yes/no questions
8. Alternative questions
9. Wh-questions
10. Support turns
1. Yes/no question
2. Alternative questions
3. Wh-question
4. Reported uestions and reflective questions
5. Support turns
6. Principles of transcription
Subject Index

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Signum Verlag
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3927731803
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xv, 256 pp.
Prices: EUR 23,00