Localization

1. Introduction
2. Descriptive localization
3. Non-descriptive localization
4. Localization mechanisms
         a) Index
         b) ‘Person’ sign
         c) Classifiers
         d) Making the sign in a specific place
         e) Agreement verbs 
         f) Gaze
         g) Combination of mechanisms

 

 

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Space in sign language is not only used for signing, but also to locate persons, animals, objects, places and abstract concepts.

    "Joan gave me this book and told me to give it to Eva     tomorrow. She's very interested."
    "The City Council and the University are very near to each other."
    "I'd rather have Christmas than Easter festivities."