Strong pronominals in ASL and LSF?

Autor/a: SCHLENKER, Philippe
Año: 2018
Editorial: Sign Language & Linguistics Vol. 21, nº 2 (2018) pp. 380–390
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Theories of pronominal strength (e.g., Cardinaletti & Starke 1999) lead one to expect that sign language, just like spoken language, can have morphologically distinct strong pronominals. We suggest that American Sign Language (ASL) and French Sign Language (LSF) might have such pronominals, characterized here by the fact that they may associate with only even in the absence of prosodically marked focus.