The present study investigates the nature of mouth actions in Italian Sign Language (LIS) and shows how the manual and the oral modality can be integrated when the visual-gestural channel is chosen for communication. Finally, the role played by mouth actions in sign language will be investigated and paralleled to co-speech gestures by re-working Kendon’s continuum in order to show how orality could become gestural when co-occurring with signing.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Dimensions of Gestures: Special Issue of Gesture|
|Numero di pagine||153|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2008|