Sign languages and compounding

Autor/a: ARONOFF, Mark; MEIR, Irit; PADDEN, Carol; SANDLER, Wendy
Año: 2010
Editorial: Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2010
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Compounding is one of the few sequential word formation processes found across sign languages. We examine the properties of compounds in languages in the visual-gestural modality, showing both similarities to spoken language compounds, as well as a modality-specific type of simultaneous compounding. We also explore the development of compounds in a new sign language, (Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language) showing that there is a relationship between conventionalization and grammaticalization of compounds: as particular forms become conventionalized in the community, both morphological and phonological structural properties begin to emerge.