An Analysis of Indian Sign Language

  • Georges Mounin
Part of the Topics in Contemporary Semiotics book series (TICSE, volume 158)


Mallery’s book,1 had become difficult to find. It scarcely survived at all except through borrowings by historians of writing. We owe this welcome new edition to the development of semiology, which revived the interest in a theoretical analysis of the system of gestural communication.


Sign Language Minimal Unit Distinctive Unit Gestural Communication Gestural Sign 
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  1. 1.
    D. G. Mallery, Sign Language among the North American Indians (1881; rpt. The Hague: Mouton, 1971) in the series Approaches to Semiotics, Vol. 14.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Mounin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ProvenceAix-MarseillesFrance

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