Abstract

We explored negative headshakes (NH) used by two native signers of ASL, using videotaped conversation and sentences constructed to elicit negative signalling, and found that NH: (1) are used syntactically to indicate negation, (2) may be accompanied by other nonmanual behaviors (which without the NH may signal negation), (3) may accompany a negative lexical item (but no negative sign was found to require a headshake), (4) and synchronize generally with syntactic constituents.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1533-6263
Print ISSN
0302-1475
Pages
pp. 217-244
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-02
Open Access
No
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