The systems of numerals in Catalan Sign language (LSC) and Spanish Sign Language (LSE): a comparative study

Autor/a: FERNÁNDEZ VIADER, Mª del Pilar; FUENTES, Mariana
Año: 2008
Editorial: Petrópolis: Editora Arara Azul, 2008
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This is  a contrastive study between  systems of numerals in Catalan Sign Language (LSC) and Spanish Sign Language (LSE), the two sign languages used in Spain. The description concentrates in cardinal numerals and  includes the lexicalprimitives, the operators and emphasizes in the resources these languages use to indicate decimal  values.  In the comparison  we  considered:  numeral series and  its  variants, formational  parameters, use of change in hand orientation to convey  different  values, signing of intermediate and final zeroes. LSE and LSC coincide in that their numeral systems derive from manual counting, with the exception of one variant of some numerals in the decades in LSE. Both show one onehanded and one two-handed variant. Differences concentrate in some hand shapes, particularly of the operators; in hand orientation with regard to the basic lexicon (from ONE to NINE); and in some signs in the movement parameter.

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