LINGUIST List 29.2061

Fri May 11 2018

Books: Functions of Head and Body Movements in Austrian Sign Language: Lackner

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Date: 23-Apr-2018
From: Pablo Dominguez Andersen <pablo.dominguezdegruyter.com>
Subject: Functions of Head and Body Movements in Austrian Sign Language: Lackner
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Title: Functions of Head and Body Movements in Austrian Sign Language
Series Title: Sign Languages and Deaf Communities [SLDC]
Published: 2017
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/498289?format=G

Author: Andrea Lackner
Hardback: ISBN: 9781501516337 Pages: 261 Price: U.S. $ 114.99
Abstract:

Research on nonmanual elements – or ‘nonmanuals’ – in sign languages has focused on both the possible functions and the occurrence (frequency and form) of these elements in recent years. As a matter of fact, research on nonmanuals is still a quite uncharted territory in Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS) today, which has also initiated the study given.

In order to identify head and body movements in ÖGS, these nonmanuals were determined and analyzed functionally via a new user-oriented methodology. Getting feedback of multiple native signers was a main part of this method. Accordingly, you will find the findings of this study in this volume: various functions such as negation, assertion, interrogativity, conditionality, and many more can be expressed nonmanually. Brand new insights into sign language research are given, as well as astonishing results: even (epistemic) modality can be expressed by particular head and body movements.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Austrian Sign Language (asq)

Written In: English (eng)

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