Phonological Representation of the Sign: Linearity and Non-linearity in American Sign Language

Autor/a: SANDLER, Wendy
Año: 1989
Editorial: Dordrecht: Foris, 1989
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 90-6765-287-3
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


A central goal of Phonological Representations of the Sign is to answer the question: what does it mean to say that a sign language has a phonology? As a point of departure, the author explores claims of some scholars that the phonemes of American Sign Language (ASL) are simultaneously organized, and of other that signs also have sequential internal organization. She concludes that both claims are accurate, and draws on theories of nonlinear phonology and morphology to represent both properties formally. The study aims to make testable claims about ASL structure, and to facilitate meaningful comparison of signed and spoken languages.