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

By Roland Pfau,Markus Steinbach,Annika Herrmann

Since typical languages exist in varied 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 study in glossy linguistics will reap the benefits of study on signal languages. even though past experiences have supplied very important insights right into a wide variety of phenomena of signal languages, there are nonetheless many elements of signal languages that experience now not but been investigated completely. The constitution of subordinated clauses is a working example. The research of those complicated syntactic buildings within the visual-gestural modality provides to our knowing of linguistic edition within the area of subordination. in addition, it deals new empirical and theoretical facts bearing on attainable constructions and services of subordination in normal languages. And final yet no longer least, it solutions the query to what quantity the corresponding morphosyntactic and prosodic techniques rely on the modality of articulation and notion. This quantity represents the 1st choice of papers through prime specialists within the box investigating subject matters that transcend the research of straightforward clauses. It therefore contributes in leading edge how you can contemporary debates approximately syntax, prosody, semantics, discourse constitution, and knowledge constitution and their advanced interrelation.

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