Is sequentiality a valid freature for sign languages?

Autor/a: SALAZAR GARCÍA, Ventura
Año: 2019
Editorial: Cambridgue Scholars, 2019
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




Sequentiality, also known as linearity, is one of the design freatures that have been proposed for characterising human language semiotically. It is generally considered to be a valid freature for oral languages, albeit with a few nuances. However, the general tendency has been to reject its applicability to the sign languages used by deaf communities. It has been proposed that these language make use of simultaneous codification, our double design: sequential in linguistic terms, and simultaneous in non-linguistic terms. The purpose of the present work is to show the inadequacy of these suggestions and to offer arguments in favour of the validity of sequentiality as a design freature of sign languages.

En: Bogulawska, M. y Haladewicz, M. (ed.): Communication as a life process: volume two: the holistic paradigm in language sciences.