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A Sketch of Handshape Morphology in Hawai’i Sign Language

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dc.contributor.author Rarrick, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-13T01:58:05Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-13T01:58:05Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01
dc.identifier.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).
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73260
dc.description.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.*
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
dc.subject linguistics
dc.title A Sketch of Handshape Morphology in Hawai’i Sign Language
prism.volume 2015
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