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Download e-book for iPad: A Matter of Complexity: Subordination in Sign Languages by Roland Pfau,Markus Steinbach,Annika Herrmann

By Roland Pfau,Markus Steinbach,Annika Herrmann

ISBN-10: 1501511335

ISBN-13: 9781501511332

Since traditional languages exist in diversified modalities – the visual-gestural modality of signal languages and the auditory-oral modality of spoken languages – it really is noticeable that each one fields of analysis in sleek linguistics will make the most of examine on signal languages. even if earlier experiences have supplied very important insights right into a wide selection of phenomena of signal languages, there are nonetheless many features of signal languages that experience no longer but been investigated completely. The constitution of subordinated clauses is a for instance. The examine of those complicated syntactic constructions within the visual-gestural modality provides to our knowing of linguistic edition within the area of subordination. in addition, it bargains new empirical and theoretical proof bearing on attainable buildings 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 ideas rely on the modality of articulation and conception. This quantity represents the 1st choice of papers by means of prime specialists within the box investigating themes that transcend the research of easy clauses. It hence contributes in cutting edge how you can fresh debates approximately syntax, prosody, semantics, discourse constitution, and knowledge constitution and their complicated interrelation.

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