Felix Y.B. Sze

List of John Benjamins publications for which Felix Y.B. Sze plays a role.

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Tang, Gladys, Joe Mak, Ka Yiu Cheng and Felix Y.B. Sze 2023 Chapter 12. Developing an inventory of handshapes, locations, and movements in Hong Kong Sign LanguageAdvances in Sign Language Corpus Linguistics, Wehrmeyer, Ella (ed.), pp. 309–352
In this chapter, we describe how we incorporate the Prosodic Model (Brentari 1998), especially the concept of a hierarchy of nodes with features, into a template for feature coding of sign entries in a lexical database, and how we make use of the features to organize learner’s dictionaries of… read more | Chapter
Sze, Felix Y.B. and Gladys Tang 2018 R-impersonals in Hong Kong Sign LanguageImpersonal human reference in Sign Languages, Barberà, Gemma and Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (eds.), pp. 284–306
This paper discusses R-impersonals in Hong Kong Sign Language (HKSL). As evidenced in our questionnaire and conversation data, R-impersonals in HKSL typically make use of null forms, the non-specific indefinite determiner (i.e., onedet-path (someone)/onedet-path (anyone)), distinguished by… read more | Article
Wei, Monica X., Felix Y.B. Sze and Aaron Y. L. Wong 2018 Gender variation in signs of sexual behaviour in Hong Kong Sign LanguageAsia-Pacific Language Variation 4:1, pp. 1–35
This paper discusses possible gender variation in the signs of sexual behaviour in Hong Kong Sign Language (HKSL). The data comes from a research project that aims at documenting and analyzing sex-related signs in this sign language for the sake of producing materials for sex education and… read more | Article
Sze, Felix Y.B., Silva Isma, Adhika Irlang Suwiryo, Laura Lesmana Wijaya, Adhi Kusumo Bharato and Iwan Satryawan 2015 Differentiating ‘dialect’ and ‘language’ in sign languages: A case study of two signing varieties in IndonesiaAsia-Pacific Language Variation 1:2, pp. 190–219
The distinction between languages and dialects has remained a controversial issue in literature. When such a distinction is made, it often has far-reaching implications in top-down language promotion and preservation policies that tend to favor only those varieties that are labelled as ‘languages’.… read more | Article
Sze, Felix Y.B. 2013 Nonmanual markings for topic constructions in Hong Kong Sign LanguageNonmanuals in Sign Language, Herrmann, Annika and Markus Steinbach (eds.), pp. 111–142
Across sign languages, topic constructions are marked by nonmanual features such as a brow raise and head tilt. This study investigates whether a topic constituent is marked nonmanually in Hong Kong Sign Language. Spontaneous and elicited data show that the majority of ‘scene-setting’ topics, which… read more | Article
Sze, Felix Y.B. 2011 Nonmanual markings for topic constructions in Hong Kong Sign LanguageNonmanuals in Sign Language, Herrmann, Annika and Markus Steinbach (eds.), pp. 115–147
Across sign languages, topic constructions are marked by nonmanual features such as a brow raise and head tilt. This study investigates whether a topic constituent is marked nonmanually in Hong Kong Sign Language. Spontaneous and elicited data show that the majority of ‘scene-setting’ topics, which… read more | Article
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Tang, Gladys, Felix Y.B. Sze and Scholastica Wai Sze Lam 2007 Acquisition of Simultaneous Constructions by Deaf Children of Hong Kong Sign LanguageSimultaneity in Signed Languages: Form and function, Vermeerbergen, Myriam, Lorraine Leeson and Onno A. Crasborn (eds.), pp. 283–316
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