13.1 Mouthings & Quiz

English Notes
BSL Video


BSL uses mouthings a great deal. Research into BSL, including the various forms of signs produced and how they are produced, shows that an average of 69% of signing is linked tomouthings. This is strong evidence thatmouthings are an important part of BSL and is not English dominated. In BSL the production of sign controls the mouth. Signers who think strongly in English influence their sign production.


Observe a signer and see if you can see which mouthings are linked to English and which are mouth gestures in BSL.


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