By Diane Brentari
This ebook is meant partially to supply linguists and cognitive scientists who don't know signal language with some extent of access into the examine of signal language phonology. even as, it offers a finished concept of yank signal Language (ASL) phonology, whereas reviewing and development on replacement 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 at the same time with each other, instead of sequentially as in spoken languages. A moment declare is that activities function because the most elementary prosodic devices of the language. the writer is worried to teach either the similarities and variations 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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A Prosodic Model of Sign Language Phonology (Language, Speech, and Communication) by Diane Brentari