13.7 Multi-channel signs

English Notes
BSL Video

Multi-channel signs

Signs that are not multi-channel, where the hands control the mouth. Many signs have mouth patterns, which match the hand movements. There are many examples, see video clip. Some signs have mouth patterns that go with the sign but are not enacting or related to the sign, for example, ‘HAVEN’T-SEEN-FOR-A-LONG-TIME’.

Quiz

Can you tell which of the following examples relate to the previous linguistic elements talked about e.g. enacting, M4M, Parallel hand mouth (PHM for short). Examples follow.

  • BARK
  • BITE
  • BLOW
  • CHEW
  • REALLY
  • CAN’T-BE-BOTHERED
  • HAVEN’T-SEEN-FOR-A-LONG-TIME
  • HOLD-BREATH
  • KISS
  • NOT-YET PUT-ON-LIPSTICK
  • REALLY
  • THERE
  • BRILLIANT
  • YAWN

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