Undershoot of ASL Locations in Fast Signing  

Mauk, C.*, Lindblom, B. & Meier, R. P.*

*University of Pittsburgh, ~University of Texas at Austin

In the Proceedings from Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR 8), Barcelona, October 2004.


The speech and sign articulators are dissimilar in physical form. There are several ways that the articulatory systems of the two modalities differ. However, while these differences may be great, the organization of motor systems in general may lead to commonalities in the articulation of language in the two modalities. The results of this study suggest that a phenomenon related to production constraints, i.e. rate- and context-dependent target undershoot, is common to both modalities.

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