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Discriminant Features and Temporal Structure of Nonmanuals in American Sign Language

Figure 5

A diagram describing facial feature movements/positions and the gloss for the sentence “#BRAD-IXi COOK FISH ON GRILL IXi.”

For clarity, here, we have listed the events and their time intervals in order of occurrence. The top row specifies the first event, with subsequent rows listing later occurring events. The bottom row summarizes the time interval of each signed concept. This visualization facilitates the coding of the events using the propositions in . For example, for the figure above, it is easy to see that head moves up occurs during event brows move up, which can be compactly expressed as head moves up, brows move up).

Figure 5