Where does that [EyeGaze] go?

Autor/a: BENEDICTO, Elena; RODRIGUEZ-M, Paula; RIVERA, Esther
Año: 2021
Editorial: FEAST, Vol. 4 (2021) pp. 12-24
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos, Medios de comunicación y acceso a la información » Nuevas Tecnologías


In this paper we analyze the non-manual marker EyeGaze as a grammatical functionmarker in motion predicates in American Sign Language (ASL). We detect the use of Eye-Gaze in endpoint locatives only (as opposed to potential goal locatives) and in the headof the classifier predicate itself. Along the lines of Nichols’ (1986) typology, we identifythe former as GF-marking on the constituent (that is, Case) and the latter as GF-markingon the Head (that is, agreement). We also identify the coexistence of these two patternsin the same utterance: Case in the endpoint locative and agreement on the classifier.Therefore, ASL falls under the Double-Marking language type. In this respect, thus, ASLaligns with crosslinguistic patterns documented elsewhere.