The Hands are the Head of the Mouth: the mouth as Articulator in Sign Languages

Autor/a: SUTTON-SPENCE, Rachel (ed.); BOYES BRAEM, Penny (ed.)
Año: 2001
Editorial: Hamburg: Signum-Verlag, 2001
Colección: International Studies on Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf; 39
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 3-927731-83-8
Soporte: Papel


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This book stems from a workshop on the use of the mouth in European sign languages held at the University of Leiden, in The Netherlands, in December 1998. Presentations and discussion there covered a wide range of issues at the heart of research on mouth patterns. There is a broad agreement that there are at least two learly identifiable types of mouth patterns in sign languages: They may be derived from a spoken language or they may have formed from within the sign languages and bear no relation to the mouth movement of a spoken language. Issues of terminology in this area are still not resolved.