Grammar, gesture, and meaning in American Sign Language

Autor/a: LIDDELL, Scott K.
Año: 2003
Editorial: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 0-521-81620-3
Soporte: Papel


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


In sign languages of the Deaf, now recognized as fully legitimate human languages, some signs can meaningfully point toward things or can be meaningfully placed in the space ahead of the signer. Such spatial uses of signs are an obligatory part of fluent grammatical signing. There is no parallel for this in vocally produced languages. This book focuses on ASL to examine the grammatical and conceptual purposes served by these signs.