Are We DONE Yet? A corpus-based analysis of DONE as a sentence-boundary diagnostic in DGS

Autor/a: JAHN, Elena; LANGER, Gabriele; LOOS, Cornelia
Año: 2021
Editorial: FEAST, vol. 4 (2021) pp. 87-100
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This paper looks at the lexemes DONEα and DONEβ in the Public DGS Corpus to find out whether they have a tendency to occur more frequently in sentence-final position than elsewhere and are therefore good cues for identifying sentence boundaries in German Sign Language (DGS). Since the Public DGS Corpus does not contain annotations of sentence boundaries or continuous syntactic tagging, we used time-aligned German translations as provisional sentential units. DONEα and DONEβ were selected since the literature suggests that they are best analyzed as right-peripheral heads.