Teach-Blue

Enactment in sign languages

How do signers use enactment to depict and index people and other referents? Why do we use this strategy? We analysed narratives and conversations in the Auslan Corpus and BSL Corpus to find out. We also considered the role of enactment in language theory and linguistic typology. 

Living and working on the unceded sovereign lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to Elders past and present. Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal Land.

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