What's Your Sign for Pizza?
An Introduction to Variation in American Sign Language
We looked at 2,594 examples of signs that are signed at the forehead in citation form but can move down. For convenience, we refer to signs in this class as “location signs,” that is, signs that may vary in their location.
Examples of location signs are verbs such as know, believe, and remember, adjectives such as federal and dizzy, nouns such as deer and father, prepositions such as for, and interrogatives such as why. Figure 11 shows know and for in their citation forms, while Figure 12 shows them at lower locations.