Two kinds of null arguments in American Sign Language

Autor/a: LILLO-MARTIN, Diane
Año: 1986
Editorial: Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Vol. 4 (1986) pp. 415-444
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Although the subject is not phonologically over in these sentences, it is understood as a definite pronominal such as "he" or "she". Englush, on the other hand, does not allow such NULL ARGUMENTS in tensed causes. In this paper, I will investigate the appearance of null arguments, (that is, those subjects and objects which are not specified phonologically as a separate overt lexical pronoun or noun phrase), in yet another language, ASL.