Sign Language Processing

Autor/a: CARREIRAS, M.
Año: 2010
Editorial: Language and Linguistics Compass. 4/7 p. 430-444
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje


Sign languages present a unique and natural opportunity to investigate the cognitive mechanisms of language comprehension and production, particularly in terms of their universality. Sign-speech comparisons can lead to important theoretical insights about language processing. In the present paper, we enquire about the processing – recognition and production – of sign languages with special attention to the effects of age of acquisition and iconicity. Our aim is to provide a review of current findings about the psychological processes involved in sign language processing examining what aspects may be universal and what aspects are affected by modality.