By Diane Brentari

This publication is meant partly to supply linguists and cognitive scientists who don't know signal language with some extent of access into the examine of signal language phonology. while, it offers a accomplished thought of yankee signal Language (ASL) phonology, whereas reviewing and development on substitute theories. One declare of this theoretical framework is that, as a result of signal language's visual/gestural phonetic foundation, the consonant-like devices and vowel-like devices are expressed concurrently with each other, instead of sequentially as in spoken languages. A moment declare is that pursuits function because the most simple prosodic devices of the language. the writer is anxious to teach either the similarities and transformations among signed and spoken languages, and to point a few instructions for destiny paintings in cognitive technological know-how that may be derived from her phonological model.

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