Shifted indexicals in Hong Kong Sign Language with(-out) role shift

Autor/a: GAN, Linghui Eva
Año: 2021
Editorial: FEAST, vol. 4 (2021) pp. 74-86
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This study investigates shifted indexicals in Hong Kong Sign Language (hereafter HKSL).In elicited data, shifted indexicals are attested in utterances with and without attitude role shift. The data further show that attitude role shift has both quotation-like and non-quotation-like characteristics, leading to the conclusion that neither of the two major accounts for role shift, the Demonstration Account by Davidson (2015) or the IndexicalShifting Operator Account by Schlenker (2017b, 2017a) suffices to fully explain role shift.Moreover, the interpretations of the indexicals seem to depend on the exact form of the embedding predicate.