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A different description of orientation in sign languages

TitleA different description of orientation in sign languages
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsSevilla, AFG, Lahoz-Bengoechea, JMaría
JournalProcesamiento del Lenguaje Natural
Issue62
Pagination53–60
ISSN1135-5948
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://journal.sepln.org/sepln/ojs/ojs/index.php/pln/article/view/5952
DOI10.26342/2019-62-6