Role Playing in Taiwan Sign Language

When narrating a story, signers often assumes a character in the story as if he or she were involved. Sometimes, the signer narrates the story in first person. Sometimes, the signer plays multiple roles by switching from character A to character B, and with it, the facial expression, demeanor, gesture, and position (or rather, characters are distinguished by these qualities). A segment of narration may involve multiple character switches, something sign language readers should be aware of.