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25 Remote Warehouse Foreign Languages- American Sign Language

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Sign Language Among North American Indians

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Published as part of the first report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, this fascinating, wide-ranging study begins with theories and observations about the genesis and universality of sign language and its use by animals, children, and uninstructed deaf-mutes. Following an account of his research methodology and suggestions for further research, the author devotes about 75 pages to describing and illustrating the signs used for specific words — from "antelope" to "yes" — plus phrases and sentences such as "I will see you here after next year." or "You gave us many clothes, but we don't want them." Most interesting of all are 40 pages or so of narratives or dialogues, most given both in sign language and in oral paraphrase. Throughout, the numerous illustrations make clear the precise disposition of the body and movements of the hands for signing.

Synopsis:

Fascinating, wide-ranging study by expert on the subject describes and illustrates signs used for specific words — "antelope," "brave," "trade," "yes," — for phrases, sentences and even dialogues. Scores of diagrams show precise movements of body and hands for signing. Of great interest to students of linguistics and Native American culture.

Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

INTRODUCTORY

  Divisions of Gesture Speech

  The Origin of Sign Language

  Some Theories upon Primitive Language

  History of Gesture Language

  Modern Use of Gesture Speech

  Our Indian Conditions Favorable to Sign Language

  Theories Entertained Respecting Indian Signs

  Results Sought in the Study of Sign Language

  Notable Points for Further Researches

  Mode in Which Researches Have Been Made

LIST OF AUTHORITIES AND COLLABORATORS

EXTRACTS FROM DICTIONARY

  Tribal Signs

  Proper Names

  Phrases

  Dialogues

  Narratives

  Discourses

SIGNALS

  Signals Executed by Bodily Action

  Signals in Which Objects Are Used in Connection with Personal Action

  Signals Made When the Person of the Signalist is Not Visible

SCHEME OF ILLUSTRATION

  Outlines for Arm Positions in Sign Language

  Types of Hand Positions in Sign Langage

  Examples

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486419480
Author:
Mallery, Garrick
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
Sign Language
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Indian sign language
Subject:
Indian signs
Subject:
native american signs
Subject:
native american sign language
Subject:
Foreign Languages-American Sign Language
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Native American
Series Volume:
MCR 31F
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.06 lb

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Fascinating, wide-ranging study by expert on the subject describes and illustrates signs used for specific words — "antelope," "brave," "trade," "yes," — for phrases, sentences and even dialogues. Scores of diagrams show precise movements of body and hands for signing. Of great interest to students of linguistics and Native American culture.
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