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Tue Dec 13 2011

Books: Language Description/Semantics/Syntax: Brunelli

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        1.     MariĆ«tte Bonenkamp , Antisymmetry and Sign Languages: Brunelli


Message 1: Antisymmetry and Sign Languages: Brunelli
Date: 12-Dec-2011
From: Mariƫtte Bonenkamp <lotuu.nl>
Subject: Antisymmetry and Sign Languages: Brunelli
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Title: Antisymmetry and Sign Languages
Subtitle: A Comparison between NGT and LIS
Series Title: LOT dissertation series
Published: 2011
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
                http://www.lotpublications.nl/

Author: Michele Brunelli
Paperback: ISBN: 9789460930676 Pages: Price: Europe EURO
Abstract:

This comparative study on the Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT) and
Italian Sign Language (LIS) addresses and discusses a wide range of aspects
regarding grammar - the position of the adjectives, numerals and
demonstratives, the linear ordering of selected aspectual markers and modals,
topicalization, negation, imperative and interrogative clauses, as well as
conditional clauses and LIS relative clauses. The study shows that LIS and
NGT display a considerable degree of cross-and intra-linguistic variation and
tries to assess whether the observed differences can be derived from one
universal specifierhead-complement deep structure, shared by all sign and
spoken languages. Although further aspects of LIS and NGT must still be
examined, the study shows that an antisymmetric analysis of these sign
languages is certainly worth undertaking.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Description
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Dutch Sign Language (dse)
                            Italian Sign Language (ise)

Written In: English (eng )

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