By Pamela M. Perniss,Roland Pfau,Markus Steinbach
It has been argued that homes of the visual-gestural modality impose a homogenizing influence on signal languages, resulting in much less structural edition in signal language constitution in comparison to spoken language constitution. besides the fact that, till lately, examine on signal languages was once constrained to a few (Western) signal languages. earlier than we will actually solution the query of even if modality results do certainly reason much less structural version, it can be crucial to enquire the similarities and changes that exist among signal languages in additional aspect and, specifically, to incorporate during this research much less studied signal languages.
The present study weather is testimony to a surge of curiosity within the research of a geographically extra different variety of signal languages. the quantity displays that weather and brings jointly paintings through students undertaking comparative signal linguistics study. The eleven articles talk about information from many alternative signed and spoken languages and canopy a variety of subject matters from diverse parts of grammar together with phonology (word pictures), morphology (pronouns, negation, and auxiliaries), syntax (word order, interrogative clauses, auxiliaries, negation, and referential shift) and pragmatics (modal that means and referential shift). as well as this, the contributions handle psycholinguistic concerns, features of language swap, and matters relating info assortment in signal languages, thereby supplying methodological directions for extra examine. even if a few papers use a selected theoretical framework for interpreting the knowledge, the quantity truly makes a speciality of empirical and descriptive elements of signal language variation.
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