Sign Language and Linguistic Universals

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Cambridge University Press, 2 feb. 2006 - 547 pagini
Sign languages are of great interest to linguists, because while they are the product of the same brain, their physical transmission differs greatly from that of spoken languages. In this 2006 study, Wendy Sandler and Diane Lillo-Martin compare sign languages with spoken languages, in order to seek the universal properties they share. Drawing on general linguistic theory, they describe and analyze sign language structure, showing linguistic universals in the phonology, morphology, and syntax of sign language, while also revealing non-universal aspects of its structure that must be attributed to its physical transmission system. No prior background in sign language linguistics is assumed, and numerous pictures are provided to make descriptions of signs and facial expressions accessible to readers. Engaging and informative, Sign Language and Linguistic Universals will be invaluable to linguists, psychologists, and all those interested in sign languages, linguistic theory and the universal properties of human languages.
 

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Cuprins

MORPHOLOGY
21
Derivational morphology
55
Classifier constructions
76
lexicalization backformation
94
conclusion
108
Hand configuration
144
feature content and segmental status
174
The nondominant hand in the sign language lexicon
182
introduction
281
Clausal structure
288
Clausal structure across sign languages
320
Variations and extensions on basic sentence structures
334
Pronouns
369
Topic and focus
404
WHquestions
431
summary and directions
472

Movement
196
Is there a syllable in sign language?
216
Prosody
246
theoretical implications
266

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Despre autor (2006)

Wendy Sandler is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Haifa, Israel.

Diane Lillo-Martin is Professor and Head in the Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut, and Senior Research Scientist at the Haskins Laboratories.

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