13 Mouth Patterns
In BSL there are two types of mouthing patterns; mouthing and mouth gestures.
Mouthings are related to spoken English whereas mouth gestures are not. Mouthings show many things: topic, nouns, they are morphologically simple, have a fixed vocabulary, signs related to English mouthings.
Mouth gestures are for; clarification purposes, comments, verbs, morphology complex, productive, sign is not linked to an English mouth pattern.
13.1 Mouthing & Quiz
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