Tactile sign language: turn taking and questions in signed conversations of deaf-blind people

Autor/a: MESCH, Johanna
Año: 2001
Editorial: Signum Verlag, 2001
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 3-927731-80-3
Soporte: Papel


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Tactile sign language significantly differs from the visual mode of sign language. Based on conversation analysis of deaf-blind dyads, this book describes how turn-taking and interrogative sentences are marked in tactile sign language. Deaf-blind signers are in continuous contact by holding one another's hands in monologue or dialogue position. In tactile conversation, non-manual characteristics, the essential markers in visual sign languages, are effectively replaced by various hand movements.