Numeral signs and compounding in Chinese Sign Language (CSL)

Yang, Junhui orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-5239-1643 (2016) Numeral signs and compounding in Chinese Sign Language (CSL). In: Semantic Fields in Sign Languages. Sign Language Typology [SLT] 6, 2 . De Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 253-268. ISBN 9781501503429

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This research study analyses and describes the phonological and morphological structure of number signs in Chinese Sign Language including cardinal and ordinal numbers, fractions, and numeral-incorporated forms. This study shows that the one-handed number signs and quantifiers offer a great advantage to CSL phonology and morphology, as they enable a high level of flexibility of articulation and possibilities for incorporation.

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