|Title||A different description of orientation in sign languages|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Sevilla, AFG, Lahoz-Bengoechea, JMaría|
|Journal||Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural|
Sign languages are a very interesting object of linguistic study, posing challenges not present in oral languages. One of these challenges is describing and transcribing the internal structure of the language in a way that is adequate to its characteristics but also compatible with existing linguistic practice. The phonology of sign languages is of special interest. We focus on one phonological feature: that of hand orientation. We propose an interpretation and description system that better captures underlying meaning and structure, and that is more appropriate for its formal and computational treatment.