The optionality of agreement phrase: evidence from German Sign Language

Autor/a: RATHMANN, Christian
Año: 2001
Editorial: Texas Linguistics Forum, Vol. 53 (2001) pp. 181-192
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


The modulation alters the verb stem so that the ‘back’ of the sign corresponds to the subject index and the ‘front’ to the object index. Depending on the sign, the ‘back’ can mean the starting point of the movement; it can also mean the back side of the hand(s) in some signs. Similarly, the ‘front’ usually means the ending point of the movement and/or the front side of the hand(s). In the above examples, the verb stem moves from the subject to the object index.