13.4 Mouthing with Signs

English Notes
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Mouthing with Signs

So far we have looked at 5 different components of BSL; facts, who, what and where. The last 2 of these components are related to the description of people, actions. These use more mouth gestures compared tomouthingsMouth gestures are linked with signs used, for example the number of signs is matched with the number of lip patterns. Sometimes it can appear that the mouth is following full English but this is not the case, lip patterns may look like full English but this is definitely not so. This is due to our knowledge of English.


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