Sign phonology


index

absolute orientation: fingers

absolute orientation: fingers; admitted name
up; Source: ; data element name
down; Source: ; data element name
ipsilateral; Source: ; data element name
contralateral; Source: ; data element name
back; Source: ; data element name
forward; Source: ; data element name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-2805

Identifier: absoluteOrientationFinger   Type: complex/open   Origin: Phonological models since Liddell (1984)??   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: The orientation of the hand in terms of the direction in which the fingers would point if they were extended.
Source: Unknown

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Data type: string


absolute orientation: palm

absolute orientation: palm; admitted name
up; Source: ; data element name
down; Source: ; data element name
ipsilateral; Source: ; data element name
contralateral; Source: ; data element name
front; Source: ; data element name
back; Source: ; data element name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-2804

Identifier: absoluteOrientationPalm   Type: complex/open   Origin: Phonological models since Liddell 1984?   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: Orientation of the hand in space in terms of the direction in which the palm points.
Source: Unknown

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Data type: string


alternating movement

alternating movement; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4687

Identifier: alternatingMovement   Type: complex/closed   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: Bimanual movement in which the two hands move out-of-sync.
Source: Sign language literature

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Data type: string


synchronous movement

synchronous movement; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4695

Identifier: synchronous   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: Synchronous movement of the two active articulators
Source: Sign language literature

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articulatory orientation

articulatory orientation; admitted name
prone; Source: Stokoe (1960); data element name
neutral; Source: Stokoe (1960); data element name
supine; Source: Stokoe (1960); data element name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-2803

Identifier: articulatoryOrientation   Type: complex/open   Origin:    Profile: Sign Language

Definition: Rotation of the active articlator in terms of the rotation of the forearm (one dimension). Sometimes used as a synonym for palm up (supine) and palm down (prone).
Source: Stokoe (1960)

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Data type: string


face-for-face mouth gesture

face-for-face mouth gesture; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4690

Identifier: faceForFace   Type: complex/open   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: A mouth action in which the mouth mimics non-speech actions of the mouth such as chewing, blowing, or sucking.
Source: Sign language literature

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Data type: string


fingerspelling

fingerspelling; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4671

Identifier: fingerspelling   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: Manual representation of writing symbols from a spoken language, such as a hand alphabet for Latin scripts.
Source: Sign language literature

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handshape

handshape; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4677

Identifier: handshape   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: The configuration of fingers and thumb in a sign.
Source: Sign language literature

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location

location; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4679

Identifier: location   Type: complex/open   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: The place of articulation of a sign.
Source: Sign language literature

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Data type: string


major location

major location; admitted name
upper body; Source: common sense; data element name
head; Source: common sense; data element name
other hand; Source: common sense; data element name
neutral space; Source: common sense; data element name
below the waist; Source: common sense; data element name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-2674

Identifier: majorLocation   Type: complex/open   Origin:    Profile: Sign Language

Definition: The overall location at which a manual sign is articulated.
Source:

Explanation: Major location is primarily used for a quick classification of signs, e.g. for sorting or searching in dictionaries. Phonological models typically make use of a more detailed location value within the major location area.
Source: Stokoe 1960; Battison 1978; Liddell & Johnson 1986; Sandler 1989; Brentari 1998; van der Kooij 2002

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Data type: string


mouth action

mouth action; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4688

Identifier: mouthAction   Type: complex/closed   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: Any communicative activity of the mouth during signing.
Source: Sign language literature

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Data type: anyType


adverbial mouth gesture

adverbial mouth gesture; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4693

Identifier: adverbialMouthGesture   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: A mouth action that functions as an adjectival or adverbial modifier of the accompanying manual sign.
Source: Sign language literature

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empty mouth gesture

empty mouth gesture; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4691

Identifier: emptyMouthGesture   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: A lexicalised mouth action that is meaningless and that cannot be derived from a spoken language word.
Source: Sign language literature

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mouth gesture

mouth gesture; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4689

Identifier: mouthGesture   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: A mouth action that is not derived from a spoken language word.
Source: Sign language literature

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mouthing

mouthing; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4685

Identifier: mouthing   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: Mouth action that is derived from a spoken language word.
Source: Sign language literature

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whole face mouth gesture

whole face mouth gesture; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4692

Identifier: wholeFaceMouthGesture   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: A mouth action that is part of a larger facial expression.
Source: Sign language literature

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movement

movement; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4680

Identifier: movement   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: The lexical movement in a sign.
Source: Sign language literature

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non-manual

non-manual; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4681

Identifier: nonManual   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: Phonetic or phonological properties of signing that are not related to the hands, including among others facial expression, mouth actions, eye gaze, and head and body posture.
Source: Sign language literature

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orientation

orientation; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4678

Identifier: orientation   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: The orientation of the hand or fingers in a sign.
Source: Sign language literature

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relative orientation

relative orientation; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4684

Identifier: relativeOrientation   Type: complex/open   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: Orientation of the articulator in terms of the side of the active articulator that faces the end location of the sign.
Source: Sign language literature

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Data type: string


repeated movement

repeated movement; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4686

Identifier: repeatedMovement   Type: complex/open   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: Manual movement that has multiple cycles.
Source: Sign language literature

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Data type: string


sign parameter

sign parameter; admitted name

PID: http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4676

Identifier: signParameter   Type: simple   Origin: Sign language literature   Profile: Sign Language

Definition: One of the building blocks of the form of a sign in a loose phonological description in the tradition of Stokoe's book "Sign Language Structure" from 1960.
Source: Sign language literature

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Nametype
1absolute orientation: fingerscomplex/open
2absolute orientation: palmcomplex/open
3adverbial mouth gesturesimple
4alternating movementcomplex/closed
5articulatory orientationcomplex/open
6empty mouth gesturesimple
7face-for-face mouth gesturecomplex/open
8fingerspellingsimple
9handshapesimple
10locationcomplex/open
11major locationcomplex/open
12mouth actioncomplex/closed
13mouth gesturesimple
14mouthingsimple
15movementsimple
16non-manualsimple
17orientationsimple
18relative orientationcomplex/open
19repeated movementcomplex/open
20sign parametersimple
21synchronous movementsimple
22whole face mouth gesturesimple