Search for dissertations about: "pointing signs"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 swedish dissertations containing the words pointing signs.

  1. 1. Acquisition of reference to self and others in Greek Sign Language : From pointing gesture to pronominal pointing signs

    Author : Marianna Hatzopoulou; Brita Bergman; Richard P. Meier; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; deaf children; Greek Sign Language; personal pronouns; pointing; pointing signs; reference; sign language acquisition; Sign language; Teckenspråk; Sign Language; teckenspråk;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores the emergence of the linguistic use of pointing as first- and non-first-person pronoun in Greek Sign Language. Despite the similarity in form between the pointing gesture and pronominal pointing signs, children acquiring sign language pass through the same stages and acquire personal pronouns at about the same age as children acquiring spoken language. READ MORE

  2. 2. Studies in Swedish Sign Language : Reference, Real Space Blending, and Interpretation

    Author : Anna-Lena Nilsson; Brita Bergman; Terry Janzen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Swedish Sign Language; INDEX-c; first person pronoun; non-dominant hand; buoys; Real Space blending; token blend; surrogate blend; signing space; constructed dialogue; constructed action; sign language interpreting; Sign language; Teckenspråk; Sign Language; teckenspråk;

    Abstract : This thesis comprises four separate studies of the same material: a ten-minute Swedish Sign Language monologue. Study I describes the form, meaning, and use of the sign INDEX-c, a pointing toward the chest traditionally described as a first person pronoun. READ MORE

  3. 3. Oral health in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

    Author : Eva Leksell; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to illuminate different aspects of oral health that can be investigated in the clinical meeting with the child diagnosed with JIA. A cross-sectional case control study consisting of clinical examination of intraoral tissues, occlusion, facial appearance, jaw function and pain sites were designed (papers I and II). READ MORE

  4. 4. Invasion biology of forest Phytophthora species in Sweden : pathways, traits, climate and host adaptation

    Author : Miguel Angel Redondo; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []

    Abstract : New introductions of Phytophthora species pose a threat to forest ecosystems globally. This thesis aims to increase our understanding of the invasion process of forest Phytophthora species, and of the long term consequences of these invasions on host populations. READ MORE

  5. 5. Influence of antipsychotic drugs on hormone levels

    Author : Kristina Melkersson; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : antipsychotic agents; prolactin; growth hormone; insulin-like growth factor 1; insulin; leptin; lipids; side effects; weight gain; metabolic syndrome;

    Abstract : The aim of the studies summarized in this thesis was to investigate the influence of antipsychotic drugs on hormone levels, in order to identify causes of hormonally related side effects of these drugs. The effect of antipsychotics on the prolactin (PRL) secretion, the growth hormone (GH)-insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) axis and the glucose-insulin homeostasis was studied. READ MORE