Sign language phonology: issues of iconicity and universality

Autor/a: BRENTARI, Diane
Año: 2007
Editorial: Verbal and Signed languages: Comparing Structures, Constructs and Methodologies (2007) pp. 59–80
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This chapter addresses two issues that concern sign language phonology. The first issue is how iconicity influences phonology in SLs. The second arises often in the minds of linguists working on verbal languages: to what extent are the levels of structure and the dimensions of variation the same in signed and verbal languages?