Is it language (yet)? The allure of the gesture-language binary

Autor/a: COPPOLA, Marie; SHENGAS, Ann
Año: 2017
Editorial: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 40 (2017)
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Papel


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Goldin-Meadow & Brentari (G-M&B) challenge the traditional separation between gestural and categorical language by modality, but they retain a binary distinction. However, multiple dimensions, particularly discreteness and combinatoriality, better carve up the range of linguistic and nonlinguistic human communication. Investigating transformation over time along these dimensions will reveal how the nature of language reflects human minds, rather than the world to which language refers.