Information Structure in Russian Sign Language and Sign Language of the Netherlands

Autor/a: KIMMELMAN, Vadim
Año: 2014
Editorial: Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, 2014
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


The dissertation will explore this question through the study of IS in two unrelated sign languages: Sign  Language  of  the  Netherlands  (Nederlandse Gebarentaal, in the following  abbreviated as  NGT) and  Russian  Sign  Language  (RSL).  This is a new contribution to sign  language typology since these two languages have not been compared before in the area of IS. It also for the first time goes deeply into the forms and functions used in IS in these two sign languages in the search for possible universal and modality specific aspects.  Finally  this dissertation is based on corpora and involves quantitative and qualitative descriptions, which is quite unusual in the field of sign linguistics.