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Language from the body [electronic resource] : iconicity and metaphor in American Sign Language / Sarah F. Taub.

By: Taub, Sarah F, 1968-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 256 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780511509629 (electronic bk.); 0511509626 (electronic bk.); 0511040768 (electronic bk.); 9780511040764 (electronic bk.); 0521770629 (hardback); 9780521770620 (hardback); 0511173636 (electronic bk.); 9780511173639 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American Sign Language | Iconicity (Linguistics) | Metaphor | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Sign LanguageGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Language from the body.DDC classification: 419 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
A glimpse of the material -- Motivation and linguistic theory -- Iconicity defined and demonstrated -- The analogue-building model of linguistic iconicity -- Survey of iconicity in signed and spoken languages -- Metaphor in American Sign Language : the double mapping -- Many metaphors in a single sign -- The vertical scale as source domain -- Verb agreement paths in American Sign Language -- Complex superposition of metaphors in an American Sign Language poem -- The future of signed-language research.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-247) and index.

A glimpse of the material -- Motivation and linguistic theory -- Iconicity defined and demonstrated -- The analogue-building model of linguistic iconicity -- Survey of iconicity in signed and spoken languages -- Metaphor in American Sign Language : the double mapping -- Many metaphors in a single sign -- The vertical scale as source domain -- Verb agreement paths in American Sign Language -- Complex superposition of metaphors in an American Sign Language poem -- The future of signed-language research.

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