Morphological universals and the sign language type

Autor/a: ARONOFF, Mark; MEIR, Irit; PADDEN, Carol; SANDLER, Wendy
Año: 2004
Editorial: Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Most linguists assume with Herodotus that languages can arise de novo, given the right circumstances. However the phenomenon of the birth of a language in a natural social setting has never previously been directly observed, strictly speaking, for either spoken or signed languages. We will report here on the first such direct observation known to us of the advent of a new language in such a setting and more specifically on the morphology of that language. New languages are predicted to have certain properties, because of their newness.

En: G. Booj & J. van Marle (Eds.). "Yearbook of Morphology".