The Phonological Organization of Sign Languages

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Visually perceivable and movable parts of the body - the hands, facial features, head, and upper body - are the articulators of sign language. It is through these articulators that words are formed, constrained, and contrasted with one another, and that prosody is conveyed. This article provides an overview of the way in which phonology is organized in the alternative modality of sign language.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-182
Number of pages21
JournalLinguistics and Language Compass
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language


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