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Author Lackner, Andrea.

Title Functions of Head and Body Movements in Austrian Sign Language
Published Boston : De Gruyter, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (286 pages)
Series Sign Languages and Deaf Communities [SLDC]
Sign Languages and Deaf Communities SLDC
Contents Frontmatter -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of abbreviations -- Annotation conventions -- 1. Introduction -- Part I: Research objective, theoretical bases, and methodology -- 2. Head and body movements -- 3. Theoretical bases and methodology -- Part II: Functions associated with head and body movements in ÖGS -- 4. Reference, alternativity, hypotheticality: functions related to space -- 5. Contrast: Negative -- positive -- 6. Interrogativity -- 7. Modality -- 8. Conditionality -- Part III: Conclusions on head and body movements in ÖGS -- 9. The role of head and body movements in ÖGS -- APPENDIX A: Corpora -- APPENDIX B: Metadata of the participants from Großarl -- References -- Index
Summary Over the past decades, the field of sign language linguistics has expanded considerably. Recent research on sign languages includes a wide range of subdomains such as reference grammars, theoretical linguistics, psycho- and neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied studies on sign languages and Deaf communities. The SLDC series is concerned with the study of sign languages in a comprehensive way, covering various theoretical, experimental, and applied dimensions of sign language research and their relationship to Deaf communities around the world. The series provides a multidisciplinary
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Subject Austrian Sign Language -- Research.
Gesture -- Austria.
Human body and language -- Austria.
Semiotics -- Austria.
Sign language.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1501507753 (electronic bk.)
9781501507755 (electronic bk.)