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Sign Language Structure Stokoe, Jr. 4.2 Table of Symbols 4.21. Symbols for cheremes of position, TAB only: Name Symbol Description Zero tab Q (or blank leftmost space) h u m the space in front of signer's body where hand movement is easy and natural; allochers--regions within the whole space Face Brow Mid-face the head itself and space around it the upper face from brows to hair line including temples the eyes, nose, or any point between u and l contrasting with them Lower face l the chin, mouth, or lips Side face c the cheek, ear, or jaw Neck k the space between chin and chest Body or trunk [ the space from shoulders to hips inclusive Upper arm \ the region of the biceps Elbow j the distal side of forearm, or elbow itself Supine arm a the proximal side of forearm or wrist Prone arm b the distal side of wrist or back or hand _____________________________________________________________________________ 4.22. Symbols for cheremes of configuration, DEZ (including some TAB): Name Symbol Description Fist Flat hand Curved hand Retracted hand F-hand Index H-hand Pinkie or I-hand K-hand L-hand Bent-hand A, A/S, A t B, 5 C, C # E F G H I K L M R-hand V-hand W-hand R V W the hand clasped with thumb in a, s or t, Fig. 1 the open or spread hand, thumb out or as in b, Fig. 1 the c and o of Fig, 1 the fingers clenched to palm: e, Fig. 1 thumb and forefinger touch, other fingers spread; f, Fig. 1 allocheric forms: g, d, l, of Fig. 1 the h, u, n of Fig. 1; first two fingers extended and joined the little finger projects from closed hand; i, Fig. 1 the index, 2 nd , and thumb make k, Fig. 1 the thumb and index make right angle; 1, Fig. 1 the hand makes a dihedral angle, one allocher is the m of Fig. 1 the first two fingers crossed; r, Fig. 1 the index and 2 nd extended and spread; v, Fig. 1 the first three fingers extended and spread SASLJ, Vol. 2, No. 2 – Fall/Winter 2018 52