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ERIC Number: EJ826228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0302-1475
The Role of Iconicity in International Sign
Rosenstock, Rachel
Sign Language Studies, v8 n2 p131-159 Win 2008
This article investigates the role of iconicity in International Sign Language (ISL), as used by interpreters for Deaf people at international conferences. In analyses of ISL, specific issues of iconicity (e.g., degree of abstractness, levels of application, competing motivations, and universality) are considered and applied to ISL data. The data used in this article were recorded at Deaf Way II, an international conference held in Washington, D.C., and exemplify iconic structures on the lexical, syntactic, and discourse-pragmatic levels. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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