Can’t you see the difference? Sources of variation in sign language structure

Autor/a: PERNISS, Pamela; PFAU, Roland, STEINBACH, Markus
Año: 2007
Editorial: Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Signed and spoken languages are produced and perceived in radically different ways. While spoken languages are produced by the vocal tract and perceived by the auditory channel, signed languages are produced by the hands, but also other non-manual articulators like the head, face and body, and are perceived visually. Sign linguistic research in the past decades has proven beyond a doubt that natural language exists in two modalities, and thus, that signed and spoken languages share basic linguistics properties on the levels of phonological, morphological and syntactic structure.

En: Pamela Perniss et al. (eds.). Visible Variation: comparative Studies on Sign Language Structure (2007) pp. 1-34.