Iconicity in sign language: a theoretical and methodological point of view

Autor/a: SALLANDRE, Marie-Anne; CUXAC, Christian
Año: 2002
Editorial: Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2002
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This research was carried out within the framework of the linguistic theory of iconicity and cognitive grammar for French Sign Language (FSL). In this paper we briefly explain some crucial elements used to analyse any Sign Language (SL), especially transfer operations, which appear to make up the core of a spatial grammar. Then we present examples taken from our video database of deaf native speakers engaged in narrative activities. Finally we discuss the difficulty as well as the importance of studying highly iconic occurrences in uninterrupted spontaneous FSL discourse.

En: Ipke Wachsmuth & Timo Sowa (eds.), Gesture-based communication in human-computer interaction. Proceedings of the International Gesture Workshop. (GW 2001), pp. 171-180.