On classifiying classification as a class of inflection in German Sign Language

Autor/a: GLÜCK, Susanne; PFAU, Roland
Año: 1998
Editorial: Leiden: SOLE, 1998
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


All sign languages examined so far allow for classifying verbs, but the exact status of this word formation process has been a matter of some debate.  We shall consider the different options - lexical vs. syntactic word formation - and claim  that  for  German  Sign  Language  a  syntactic  analysis  is  more  promising, i.e. we take classification to be an instance of inflection. As we will show, such an  analysis is reasonable not only on theoretical grounds, but is supported by empirical data, too.

En: Cambier-Langeveld, T., A. Lipták y M. Redford (eds.), Proceedings of ConSOLE 6, pp. 59-74.