Handshapes with hand stretching in Spanish Sign Language (LSE) as a source for metaphoric elaboration

Autor/a: CABEZA PEREIRO, María del Carmen
Año: 2012
Editorial: Language, Culture and Mind (2012)
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




This presentation is guided by the idea that the sublexical components of signs are notexactly meaningless, but contribute to meaning in regular patterns, and are active in thesigner’s mind as a means of lexical creation. Our concern is the combination of a subsetof handshapes with a specific type of local movement –the stretching of the fingers.