Title

TACTILE SWEDISH SIGN LANGUAGE: Turn Taking in Signed Conversations of People Who Are Deaf and Blind

Authors

Johanna Mesch

Document Type

Document

Publication Date

1000

Abstract

This chapter describes how deaf-blind people regulate turn-taking in conversations when using tactile sign language. Describes the two different conversation positions, monologue and dialogue, used by deaf-blind signers. Provides line drawings to illustrate how the different positions affect the conversation, and the manual sign structure. Describes turn zones, back channeling and support turns, all of which direct the flow of the conversation. From Bilingualism and Identity in Deaf Communities, Metzger, Melanie (Ed.).

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