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Nonmanuals in sign language

Author: Annika Herrmann; Markus Steinbach
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©2013.
Series: Benjamins current topics, v. 53.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Computer-generated three-dimensional animation holds great promise for synthesizing utterances in American Sign Language (ASL) that are not only grammatical, but well-tolerated by members of the Deaf community. Unfortunately, animation poses several challenges stemming from the necessity of grappling with massive amounts of data. However, the linguistics of ASL may aid in surmounting the challenge by providing  Read more...
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Nonmanuals in sign language
(DLC) 2013015230
(OCoLC)840465399
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Annika Herrmann; Markus Steinbach
ISBN: 9789027271747 9027271747
OCLC Number: 850915513
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Articles; 2. Nonmanuals in sign languages (by Herrmann, Annika); 3. Syntax and prosodic consequences in ASL: Evidence from multiple WH-questions (by Churng, Sarah); 4. Negation in Turkish Sign Language: The syntax of nonmanual markers (by Gokgoz, Kadir); 5. Eye gaze and verb agreement in German Sign Language: A first glance (by Hosemann, Jana); 6. Mouth gestures in British Sign Language: A case study of tongue protrusion in BSL narratives (by Lewin, Donna); 7. Nonmanual markings for topic constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language (by Sze, Felix); 8. Nonmanuals, semantic operators, domain marking, and the solution to two outstanding puzzles in ASL (by Wilbur, Ronnie B.); 9. Linguistics as structure in computer animation: Toward a more effective synthesis of brow motion in American Sign Language (by Wolfe, Rosalee); 10. Index
Series Title: Benjamins current topics, v. 53.
Responsibility: edited by Annika Herrmann, Markus Steinbach.

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In addition to the hands, sign languages make extensive use of nonmanual articulators such as the body, head, and face to convey linguistic information. This title focuses on the forms and functions  Read more...

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