ERIC Number: ED113918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Parameters of Sign Language Defined: Translation and Definition Rules. Research Report No. 83.
Hoffmeister, Robert J.; And Others
Presented are rules of sign language structure which have provided a framework for linguistic analysis in a project studying the acquisition of sign language by 10 deaf children of deaf parents. Two levels of rules are outlined: definition rules, which deal with definitions of terms used in the analysis and their relation to terms used in other language development studies; and translation rules, which establish principles for transcribing sign language using English glosses and for counting morpheme units in sign language. Rules are given for the following categories: basic components of sign language (such as signs, fingerspelling, and pointing), compound and complex signs, notation of diglossia, nonstandard constituents, utterance boundaries, and computational definitions. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.
Note: For a related document see ED 107 001