Phonotactics and Morphophonology in American Sign Language

Autor/a: MANDEL, Mark Alan
Año: 1981
Editorial: University of California
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


The thesis of this dissertation is that an adequate description of the phonology of American Sign Language requires an inventory of descriptive terms that superficially is highly redundant. Previous phonological analyses, based only on surface forms of signs or of individual phonemes ("primes"), on perception, or on acquisition, have followed the reductionist route of generative phonology, with the result that the phonemes or features proposed as adequate to describe one type of data are not adequate to other types.