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REFERENCES Dardas, N., & Georganas, N. (2011). Real-time hand gesture detection and recognition using bag-of-features and support vector machine techniques. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 60, Issue 11 , 3592-3607. Efthimiou, E., Fotinea, S.-E., Hanke, T., Vogler, Ch., Glauert, J., Bowden, R., Braffort, A., Collet, Ch., Maragos, P., & Segouat, J. (2009). Sign language recognition, generation, and modeling: A research effort with applications in deaf communication, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Addressing Diversity: 5

Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 48(2), 2012, pp. 179–201 © School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland doi:10.1515/psicl-2012-0009 THE EXPRESSIONS OF SPATIAL RELATIONS DURING INTERACTION IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE, CROATIAN SIGN LANGUAGE, AND TURKISH SIGN LANGUAGE ENGIN ARIK Işık University, Istanbul ABSTRACT Signers use their body and the space in front of them iconically. Does iconicity lead to the same mapping strategies in construing space during interaction across sign lan- guages

References Arik, E. 2009. Spatial language: Insights from sign and spoken languages. (Unpublished PhD dissertation, Purdue University.) Arik, E. 2010. A crosslinguistic study of the language of space: Sign and spoken languages. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Arik, E. Submitted. "Left/right and front/back in sign, speech, and co-speech gestures across languages" Emmorey, K. 1996. "The confluence of space and language in signed languages". In: Bloom, P., M. A. Peterson, L. Nadel and M. F. Garrett (eds.), Language and space. Cambridge, MA

Humor 25–3 (2012), 311 – 337 0933–1719/12/0025–0311 DOI 10.1515/humor-2012-0016 © Walter de Gruyter Deaf jokes and sign language humor Rachel Sut ton-Spence and Donna Jo napoli Abstract This paper describes the humor of Deaf communities, arguing that the humor is related primarily to the dominant visual experience of Deaf people, but also influenced by their knowledge of humor traditions in the hearing society at large. Sign language humor in America and Britain may be seen in the creation of new visual signs, the witty reanalysis of existing signs and in


References Baker, Charlotte. 1977. “Regulators and Turn-Taking in American Sign Language Discourse.” On the Other Hand, 215–36. Baker, Charlotte, and Carol Padden. 1978. Focusing on the Nonmanual Components of American Sign Language. Understanding Language through Sign Language Research, Ed. by P. Siple, 27-57. New York: Academic Press. Bavelier, Daphene, Andrea Tomann, Chloe Hutton, T. Mitchell, D. Corina, Guoying Liu, and H. Neville. 2000. “Visual Attention to the Periphery Is Enhanced in Congenitally Deaf Individuals.” Journal of Neuroscience 20 (17): 1

1 Introduction The present study describes how Swedish Sign Language (SSL) interpreters systematically use signing space and movements of their hands, arms and body to simultaneously layer metaphors for differences and for time, in ways previously not described. This is analyzed as the interpreters embodying metaphors , and each of the conceptual metaphors they embody seems to be expressed in a distinct manner that has not been noted before in accounts of the structure of signed languages. Though metaphorical origins have been suggested as a possible source for