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French Sign Language: Proposition of a Structural Explanation by Iconicity

  • Christian Cuxac
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1739)

Abstract

In this article, I shall attempt to demonstrate that sign languages are linguistic objects which provide us with increasingly tangible means of accessing cognitive activity. This is possible by virtue of the existence in language of the visible, iconic manifestation of a dynamic process, which is set in motion by deaf signers to speak of experience outside of the situation of the utterance.

Keywords

Sign Language Dominant Hand Oral Language Deaf Child Signing Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Cuxac
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  1. 1.Département des Sciences du LangageUniversité Paris VIIISaint-Denis cedex 02France

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