Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes eBook

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SIGN LANGUAGE1
NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS1
INTRODUCTORY.1
DIVISIONS OF GESTURE SPEECH.2
THE ORIGIN OF SIGN LANGUAGE.5
SOME THEORIES UPON PRIMITIVE LANGUAGE.14
HISTORY OF GESTURE LANGUAGE.17
MODERN USE OF GESTURE SPEECH.24
USE BY OTHER PEOPLES THAN NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS.25
NEAPOLITAN SIGNS.28
GESTURES OF ACTORS.39
GESTURES OF OUR PUBLIC SPEAKERS.42
OUR INDIAN CONDITIONS FAVORABLE TO SIGN LANGUAGE.42
THEORIES ENTERTAINED RESPECTING INDIAN SIGNS.44
COMPARISONS WITH FOREIGN SIGNS.51
COMPARISON WITH DEAF-MUTE SIGNS.51
ONCE PROBABLY UNIVERSAL IN NORTH AMERICA.55
MISTAKEN DENIAL THAT SIGN LANGUAGE EXISTS.57
PERMANENCE OF SIGNS.60
SURVIVAL IN GESTURE.61
DISTINCTION BETWEEN IDENTITY OF SIGNS AND THEIR USE AS AN ART.62
FORCED AND MISTAKEN SIGNS.68
ABBREVIATIONS.70
SYNONYMS.73
SYMMORPHS.75
RESULTS SOUGHT IN THE STUDY OF SIGN LANGUAGE.77
POWERS OF SIGNS COMPARED WITH SPEECH.79
ETYMOLOGY OF WORDS FROM GESTURES.84
GESTURES CONNECTED WITH THE ORIGIN OF WRITING.86
SYNTAX.91
DEGREES OF COMPARISON.95
OPPOSITION.96
PROPER NAMES.96
GENDER.98
TENSE.98
CONJUNCTIONS.99
PREPOSITIONS.99
PUNCTUATION.99
SIGNS CONNECTED WITH PICTOGRAPHS.100
SIGNS CONNECTED WITH ETHNOLOGIC FACTS.110
NOTABLE POINTS FOR FURTHER RESEARCHES.113
MODE IN WHICH RESEARCHES HAVE BEEN MADE.121
LIST OF AUTHORITIES AND COLLABORATORS.126
EXTRACTS FROM DICTIONARY.133
ANTELOPE.134
BAD, MEAN.135
BEAR, ANIMAL.136
BRAVE.138
CHIEF.139
DEAD, DEATH.143
GOOD.146
NO, NOT. (COMPARE NOTHING.)159
YES; AFFIRMATION; IT IS SO. (COMPARE GOOD.)170
TRIBAL SIGNS.172
ARIKARA. (CORRUPTLY ABBREVIATED REE.)174
PROPER NAMES.185
PHRASES.187
ANALYSIS.192
DIALOGUES.193
ANALYSIS.197
NARRATIVES.204
DISCOURSES.224
SIGNALS.229
SIGNALS EXECUTED BY BODILY ACTION.229
SIGNALS IN WHICH OBJECTS ARE USED IN CONNECTION WITH PERSONAL ACTION.231
SIGNALS MADE WHEN THE PERSON OF THE SIGNALIST IS NOT VISIBLE.235
SCHEME OF ILLUSTRATION.242
OUTLINES FOR ARM POSITIONS IN SIGN LANGUAGE.242
TYPES OF HAND POSITIONS IN SIGN LANGUAGE.243
NOTE CONCERNING THE FOREGOING TYPES.244
EXAMPLES.245
EXPLANATION OF MARKS.245
INDEX.245
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