Morphological properties of mouthings in Hungarian Sign Language (MJNY)

Autor/a: ENGELHARDT, Szilard
Año: 2018
Editorial: Sign Language & Linguistics Vol. 21, nº 1 (2018) pp. 173–182
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This dissertation presents the first systematic, empirical investigation of the morphological properties of mouthings in Hungarian Sign LAnguage (MJNY). MJNY, like other European sign languages, borrows mouth forms from the surrounding spoken language. In contrast to other sign languages, however, the language that is borrowed from, Hungarian, is a language with rich inflectional morphology. Based upon informal observations, native signers of MJNY make use of these spoken inflections in mouthings. This doctoral project examines which inflectional categories are exhibited in mouthings.