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something bad my parents would have been called. Then they would have come (to school) and bawled me out. Ugh, no way! I was a good girl growing up.’ In example (7) t, the signer is dramatically revealing her perspective at the time of the incident. She states that she has received traffic citations in the past and does not want another. In (8) the signer is relating an experience where her boss had suggested she leave her purse on a shelf, unsecured, while she worked. There is no indication that she has had her purse stolen previously, but common sense tells her it would not be a positive experience. Again, we see a projective use of the sign. In (9) the signer, a woman in her 30’s, is describing her childhood and experiences in school. She describes how she
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behaved and why she was a good girl. It is interesting that she emphasizes that she was a good girl because of an imagined negative outcome had she been mischievous. 6. A further extension There is another word appears to be related with BORING. And though it follows the same phonological-semantic pattern its differences are such that the question remains if it is truly another variant of BORING. This final word is tentatively labeled BORING 5 . It is not produced at the nose as the first three variants are. Rather, it is signed in neutral space on the dominant side of the body, with no path movement. The twisting motion remains, accompanied by a simultaneous hand-shape change from an extended to a bent index finger. Pursing of the lips and sharp exhalation of breath is often seen in discourse uses. The discourse function of this word is also more complex. In addition to commenting on an unrealized situation or event, it also indicates an inability or refusal to complete the action named in the proposition. It too profiles the speaker’s disinclination and means: “I can’t and won’t do it.” Example: (11) SAME PRO.1 BORING5 (receive a cochlear) IMPLANT PRO.1 DOUBT WORK MAYBE WORK, BUT FOR PRO.1 NO THANK YOU ‘I agree. There’s no way I would get a (cochlear) implant. It might work, but no thanks. It’s not for me.’ (12) IN SF [HIT]- TOP FAMOUS ACTOR WOMAN ACTOR NAME JU- L-I-A R-O-B-E-R-T-S PRO.3 (there) FRIEND TRY.TO.PERSUADE.ME WHY NOT PRO.1 1MEET3 COME.ON LEAVE D-A-T-E eye gaze (to friend) PRO.3 SAY 3GIVE1 FREE COCKTAIL PRO.1 BRUSH.OFF PRO.1 BORING5 PRO.1 [PRO.1 1MEET3]- TOP [CL: everyone look]- TOP [ASK O-U-T]- TOP PRO.1 BORING5 BORING5 ‘If I happened to see the famous actress Julia Roberts in Santa Fe and my friend tried to get me to approach her and ask her out, saying he’d give me a free drink, I’d tell him to get lost. There’s no way I would approach her, with everyone looking and ask her out. NO WAY. NO WAY.’
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The examples of this possible BORING 5 all share that sense of “no way I could/would do that”. Whether the propositional content is perceived as positive or negative, the signer wants no part of it. What remains is the sense of disinclination. The proposed semantic network is seen in figure 6 below:
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