A Matter of Complexity: Subordination in Sign Languages by Roland Pfau,Markus Steinbach,Annika Herrmann

By Roland Pfau,Markus Steinbach,Annika Herrmann

Since typical languages exist in assorted modalities – the visual-gestural modality of signal languages and the auditory-oral modality of spoken languages – it really is visible that each one fields of analysis in glossy linguistics will make the most of examine on signal languages. even supposing prior experiences have supplied very important insights right into a wide variety of phenomena of signal languages, there are nonetheless many points of signal languages that experience no longer but been investigated completely. The constitution of subordinated clauses is a working example. The learn of those complicated syntactic buildings within the visual-gestural modality provides to our knowing of linguistic edition within the area of subordination. furthermore, it bargains new empirical and theoretical proof pertaining to attainable constructions and services of subordination in traditional languages. And final yet now not least, it solutions the query to what quantity the corresponding morphosyntactic and prosodic suggestions rely on the modality of articulation and notion. This quantity represents the 1st selection of papers by way of best specialists within the box investigating issues that transcend the research of straightforward clauses. It hence contributes in leading edge how one can fresh debates approximately syntax, prosody, semantics, discourse constitution, and data constitution and their advanced interrelation.

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