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Unformatted text preview: + Analyzing Signs By Robbin Battison 1980 By Melissa Platt and Amy Bielory + Sublexical Structure n A gesture is not necessarily a sign, but every sign is a gesture + How To Distinguish Signs n Tabula (Tab)- The location of the sign in relation to the body n Designator (Dez)- The handshape(s) or configuration(s) of the hand(s) involved in the sign n Signation (Sig)- The movement executed by the hands + Identical Handshapes n In the case of location : the words CHINESE and SOUR, CHINESE is made on the temple or high cheek and SOUR is made near the mouth n In the case of handshape : the difference between the pair of signs CAR and WHICH is that CAR uses A or S handshape (compact fist, thumb closed, against side or + Identical Handshapes n In the case of movement : the minimal pair NAME and SHORT, NAME is made with simple contact (sometimes repeated) while SHORT is made identically except for having a side-to-side brushing motion of the upper-hand. n The 3 categories of location, handshape and movement comprise classes of units which + The Body As Articulator n In terms of production of signs and the actual usage of the body, observations indicate that signers...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course LINGUISTIC 615:461 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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