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A Sketch of Handshape Morphology in Hawai’i Sign Language

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Title:A Sketch of Handshape Morphology in Hawai’i Sign Language
Authors:Rarrick, Samantha
Keywords:linguistics
Date Issued:01 Dec 2015
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Citation:Rarrick, Samantha. 2015. A Sketch of Handshape Morphology in Hawai’i Sign Language. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 46(6).
Series:University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
Abstract:Hawai‘i Sign Language (HSL) is a critically endangered sign language indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands. Lexicostatistical data gathered by Lambrecht, Earth, and Woodward (2013) have shown that HSL is unrelated to American Sign Language (ASL). This article aims to provide additional descriptive work for this language, demonstrate a grammatical difference between HSL and ASL with respect to handshape morphology, and discuss the usage restrictions of these handshapes in typological perspective, concluding that this grammatical difference between ASL and HSL is significant and the restrictions found in HSL are typologically rare.*
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73260
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Volume:2015
Appears in Collections: Working Papers in Linguistics - 2015


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