Pronouns, agreement and classifiers: what sign languages can tell us about linguistic diversity and linguistic universals

Autor/a: CORMIER, Kearsy
Año: 2014
Editorial: UCLWPL, 2014
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


The search for linguistic universals (and understanding universals in the face of diversity) is one of the key issues in linguistics today. Yet the vast majority of the linguistic research has focused only  on  spoken  languages.  Sign  languages  constitute  an important  test  case  for  theories  on universals and diversity, since a language “universal” only deserves this name if it holds both for signed and spoken languages, and languages in a different modality surely have much to teach us about the full rangeof diversity within human language.