Perspectives on Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages by Karen Emmorey

By Karen Emmorey

Classifier structures are common to signal languages and show detailed homes that come up from the character of the visual-gestural modality. the main targets are to deliver to gentle serious matters on the topic of the research of classifier structures and to offer cutting-edge linguistic and psycholinguistic analyses of those buildings. it's was hoping that by way of doing so, extra researchers should be encouraged to enquire the character of classifier buildings throughout signed languages and additional discover the original elements of those varieties.

The papers during this quantity talk about the subsequent matters:
*how signal language classifiers range from spoken languages;
*cross-linguistic version in signal language classifier platforms;
*the position of gesture;
*the nature of morpho-syntactic and phonological constraints on classifier structures;
*the grammaticization method for those kinds; and
*the acquisition of classifier types.
Divided into 4 components, teams of papers specialise in a specific set of concerns, and statement papers finish each one section.

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