Person and number agreement in American Sign Language

Autor/a: HAHM, Hyun-Jong
Año: 2006
Editorial: Stanford, CA: CSLI, 2006
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


American Sign Language (ASL) has a group of verbs showing agreement with  the  subject  or/and  object  argument.  There  has  not  been  analysis  on especially  number  agreement.  This paper  analyzes  person  and  number agreement  within  the  HPSG  framework.  I  discuss  person  and  number hierarchy in ASL. The argument of agreement verbs can be omitted as in languages  like  Italian.  The  constraints  on  the  type agreement-verb have the information on argument optionality.

En: Stefan Müller (ed.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, pp. 195-211.