A different description of orientation in sign languages

Authors Antonio F. G. Sevilla
José María Lahoz-Bengoechea
Published Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, volume 62, March 2019, pp. 53-60
Keywords Sign Language, Transcription, Orientation, Phonology
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.
    title = {A different description of orientation in sign languages},
    issn = {1135-5948},
    number = {62},
    journal = {Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural},
    author = {Sevilla, Antonio F. G. and Lahoz-Bengoechea, José María},
    year = {2019},
    pages = {53--60},
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