Chapter published in:Linguistic Foundations of Narration in Spoken and Sign Languages
Edited by Annika Hübl and Markus Steinbach
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 247] 2018
► pp. 15–40
A new technique for analyzing narrative prosodic effects in sign languages using motion capture technology
The present paper addresses prosody at a sentence level analysis within short narratives, developing a novel method based on a combination of data. Our first objective, then, is to establish the validity of our new method by confirming the findings of previous reports on Phrase Final Lengthening. Our second objective is to further extend the validity of the new method by confirming a prior claim regarding the role of increased velocity for signs that are stressed in sentences. Finally, we report new results in the form of patterns across signs within sentences using our new method.
Published online: 25 May 2018
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