Sign Language Among North American Indians

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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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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780486419480
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 10/20/2011
  • Series: Native American Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,035,357
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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
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