9780486419480

Sign Language Among North American Indians

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486419480

  • ISBN10:

    0486419487

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-20
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Fascinating, wide-ranging study by expert on the subject describes and illustrates signs used for specific words "antelope," "brave," "trade," "yes," for phrases, sentences and even dialogues. Scores of diagrams show precise movements of body and hands for signing. Of great interest to students of linguistics and Native American culture.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
265(4)
Introductory
269(132)
Divisions of Gesture Speech
270(3)
The Origin of Sign Language
273(9)
Some Theories upon Primitive Language
282(3)
History of Gesture Language
285(8)
Modern Use of Gesture Speech
293(18)
Our Indian Conditions Favorable to Sign Language
311(2)
Theories Entertained Respecting Indian Signs
313(33)
Results Sought in the Study of Sign Language
346(41)
Notable Points for Further Researches
387(8)
Mode in Which Researches Have Been Made
395(6)
List of Authorities and Collaborators
401(8)
Extracts From Dictionary
409(120)
Tribal Signs
458(18)
Proper Names
476(3)
Phrases
479(7)
Dialogues
486(14)
Narratives
500(21)
Discourses
521(8)
Signals
529(15)
Signals Executed by Bodily Action
529(3)
Signals in Which Objects Are Used in Connection with Personal Action
532(4)
Signals Made When the Person of the Signalist is Not Visible
536(8)
Scheme of Illustration
544
Outlines for Arm Positions in Sign Language
545
Types of Hand Positions in Sign Language
547
Examples
550

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