Searching for imperatives in European sign languages

Autor/a: DONATI, Caterina; BARBERÀ, Gemma; BRANCHINI, Chiara; CECCHETTO, Carlo; GERACI, Carlo; QUER, Josep
Año: 2017
Editorial: Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2017
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This article presents the first results of a pilot project aiming at analyzing how European sign languages realize a syntactic domain that is very solid, likely to be grammaticalized in any language but very poorly described or not described at all for sign languages: the imperative. Our innovative approach covers the characterization of the manual and non-manual components that identify imperatives in Italian, French and Catalan Sign Language, together with a number of other properties typically associated with imperative clauses in spoken languages.

En: S. Heinold and D. Van Olmen (eds.), Imperatives and Other Directive Strategies, (2017) pp. 111-155.