The study of narrative discourse in sign languages deals with visual-kinetic features and structures that combine together for creating meanings. Narrative discourse has not been widely studied in the Chilean Sign Language. This study aims at giving the main LSCh underlying narrative structures and how they are developed by language resources, such as role shifting and eye gaze. Narrations from twenty-one participants were recorded, described, and analyzed after transcription. Results show two types of narrative structures, namely, linear and historical event. Role shifting was observed mainly in the conflict act, while three eye gazes were found to play interaction roles at morphological, syntactic, and pragmatic levels.
|Translated title of the contribution||Narrative structure features in personal experience short stories from chilean sign language deaf students|
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Lengua y Habla|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2016|