Signs for ABSENT

Definition: not in the place where one is expected to be at school or work.

Grammar and verb inflection: Twice movement of the dominant hand indicates plurality, absent more than once. Plural movement with rasp mouthing indicates skipping a lot of classes.

Meaning: not in a certain place at a given time; not present.


Related signs: SKIPPING, MISSING.

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"as Neisser (1983) points out, 'no living creature organizes its behavior around something it does not have.'" (p. 5). Holcomb, p. 45).

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