Eye gaze in American Sign Language: Linguistic functions for verbs and pronouns

Autor/a: THOMPSON, Robin
Año: 2006
Editorial: San Diego: University of California, 2006
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This dissertation investigated the grammatical use of eye gaze in American Sign Language (ASL) in three experiments, all of which make use of head-mounted eye-tracking technology. Experiment 1 investigates the use of eye gaze to mark verb agreement by native signers of ASL. The results support the use of eye gaze as a verb agreement marker. However, the findings differ from previous claims that eye gaze marks object agreement across all three ASL verb types (agreeing, spatial and plain).