A CASE STUDY OF TACTILE LANGUAGE AND ITS POSSIBLE STRUCTURE: A Tentative Outline to Study Tactile Language Systems among Children with Congenital Deafblindness
This article theorizes that tactile languages may exist as unique languages (rather than just modifications of visual sign language). Through the analysis of a 1 ½ minute video of a congenitally deaf-blind boy communicating with his mother about a playground experience, the authors explored tactile linguistic features of phonology, morphology, semantics, and syntax. The linguistic features of tactile language were found to involve a potential unique and complex structure based on direction, speed, and acceleration of movements; pressure; and body position. JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, DEAF STUDIES & HEARING AIDS, Vol. 3, No. 2.
Dammeyer, Jesper; Nielsen, Anja; and Strøm, Emilie, "A CASE STUDY OF TACTILE LANGUAGE AND ITS POSSIBLE STRUCTURE: A Tentative Outline to Study Tactile Language Systems among Children with Congenital Deafblindness" (2015). DeafBlind Culture and Community. 67.