Language from the Body: Iconicity and Metaphor in American Sign Language / Edition 1

Language from the Body: Iconicity and Metaphor in American Sign Language / Edition 1

by Sarah F. Taub
     
 

Language from the Body deals with iconicity and metaphor in American sign language.See more details below

Overview

Language from the Body deals with iconicity and metaphor in American sign language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521770620
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. A glimpse of the material; 2. Motivation and linguistic theory; 3. Iconicity defined and demonstrated; 4. The analogue-building model of linguistic iconicity; 5. Survey of iconicity in signed and spoken languages; 6. Metaphor in American Sign Language: the double mapping; 7. Many metaphors in a single sign; 8. The vertical scale as source domain; 9. Verb agreement paths in American Sign Language; 10. Complex superposition of metaphors in an American Sign Language poem; 11. The future of signed-language research; Appendices; References; Index.

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