Quantificational strategies across language modalities

Autor/a: QUER, Josep
Año: 2012
Editorial: Lecture notes in Computer Science. Vol. 7218 (2012) p. 82-91
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


The study of quantification traditionally focused on structures where quantificational meanings are encoded in determiners. Only as a later development attention was paid to quantificational strategies that rely on adverbs, or affixes. In this paper I discuss three varieties of quantificational strategies attested in two sign languages (ASL and LSC) and argue that even the apparent instances of determiner quantification in those languages make use of the more “constructional” way of encoding quantificational meanings that partially reflect the mapping onto tripartite structures overtly. Further, lexical quantification is addressed in the domain of distributivity.

En: Aloni, M. et al. "Selected papers of 18th Amsterdam Colloquium" (2012)