Visible variation : comparative studies on sign language structure / edited by Pamela M. Perniss, Roland Pfau, Markus Steinbach.

This volume brings together work by scholars engaging in comparative sign linguistics research. The articles discuss data from many different signed and spoken languages. They focus on empirical and descriptive aspects of sign language variation and cover a wide range of topics from different areas...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Perniss, Pamela, 1974-, Pfau, Roland., Steinbach, Markus.
Format: Book
Published: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2007.
Series:Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 188.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Machine derived contents note: Table of contents
  • Notational conventions vii
  • Can¿t you see the difference?
  • Sources of variation in sign language structure
  • Pamela Perniss, Roland Pfau, and Markus Steinbach 1
  • Occurrence of mouthings in American Sign Language:
  • A preliminary study
  • Marie A. Nadolske and Rachel Rosenstock 35
  • Do all pronouns point?
  • Indexicality of first person plural pronouns in BSL and ASL
  • Kearsy Cormier 63
  • Negation in Jordanian Sign Language: A cross-linguistic perspective
  • Bernadet Hendriks 103
  • On the syntax of negation and modals in Catalan Sign Language
  • and German Sign Language
  • Roland Pfau and Josep Quer 129
  • ¿Real data are messy¿: Considering cross-linguistic analysis
  • of constituent ordering in Auslan, VGT, and ISL
  • Trevor Johnston, Myriam Vermeerbergen, Adam Schembri,
  • and Lorraine Leeson 163
  • Cross-linguistic comparison of interrogatives in Croatian,
  • Austrian, and American Sign Languages
  • Ninoslava ¿arac, Katharina Schalber, Tamara Aliba¿i,
  • and Ronnie B. Wilbur 207
  • The expression of modal meaning in German Sign Language
  • and Irish Sign Language
  • Annika Herrmann 245
  • Table of contents vi
  • Reported action in Nicaraguan and American Sign Languages:
  • Emerging versus established systems
  • Jennie Pyers and Ann Senghas 279
  • Grammaticalization of auxiliaries in sign languages
  • Markus Steinbach and Roland Pfau 303
  • The possible range of variation between sign languages:
  • Universal Grammar, modality, and typological aspects
  • Annette Hohenberger 341
  • List of keywords 385
  • List of languages 395
  • List of contributors 401.