A Study of Sign Language Phonology


  • Kanphusit Viroja Doctor of Philosophy student (Ph.D.) Faculty of Humanities, Majoring in Linguistics, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand.


Sign language, Phonology


The purpose of this research is to study of sign language phonology. The objectives of the study are classified into three categories as the following: 1. To study the history of sign language, 2. To study the comparison phonology in spoken language and sign language, and 3.To study the units of sign language phonology and other components of the grammar in a different communication channel, or modality. The studies are primarily documentary and descriptive linguistics research. The necessary information collecting data analyzed and categorized from the primary source of books, journals, and articles. The secondary sources are
commonly used data collection instruments in case studies such as interview, and observation. The outcome from study, the researcher found that there are 376 signs using a marked hand shape, approximately 286 (76%) of these are produced on the head and neck locations. There are also 517 (81.7%) of signs produced centrally in the head and neck locations are one-handed spoken by the deaf or disorders people in their practical life. Keywords : Sign language, Phonology


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How to Cite

Viroja, K. (2019). A Study of Sign Language Phonology. Chophayom Journal, 30(3), 109–115. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ejChophayom/article/view/223433



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