Subject-Object Agreement In Sign Language

12 Apr

So far, we have, somewhat idealizing, provided that simple verbs with PAM are mandatory and that PAM and the verbs of agreement are in a complementary distribution. In addition, we assumed that all arguments trigger an agreement, regardless of their semantic qualities. There are some indications in the literature that alternative patterns of arrangement can sometimes be found and that compliance may be limited to arguments with certain grammatical, semantic and pragmatic characteristics. We will briefly address these issues below and explain how to refine our analysis to integrate them. As described above, the expression of the verb convention is related to the movement between loci in the dedication room. Do the verbs of the signs correspond to their arguments in the (traditional) φ that generally include people, numbers and sex? Although we use some known terminology in the analysis of spoken languages, directional verbs indicate many properties they make in spoken language, unlike known verbal systems. Although signed and spoken languages have personal pronouns and marks of persons in their verbal morphology, ASL does not seem to indicate the area of people differences typical of people`s marking systems in spoken languages; We find little evidence in the FSA (or other signed languages) for a grammatical (or lexicalized) distinction between the second and third persons. Finally, note that Steinbach -Onea (2016) defines a modified version of speech theory (DRT) that directly integrates the relevant geometric properties of R-loci. They state that the speakers are not related to concrete points in the signing room, but to more or less specific regions depending on the number of speakers. According to their model, R-loci are abstract reference indices introduced recursively into the discourse by the grammatical system, starting with the standard model according to which the first speech reference diver is related to the ipsilateral area of signal space.

This is why the grammatical system offers a mechanism that introduces the necessary delimitations of the regions corresponding to the R-loci in the dedication room. It is therefore not necessary to list an undetermined number of possible R-loci in the lexicon (see also footnote 3 above). 22G-kgz (2013: 181-184) attempts to apply the diagnosis of Premingers (2009: 636) to the ASL; Unfortunately, he is actually testing a completely different configuration: in the Basque example of Preminger, the rattling is lost if the Auxiliary De Matrix does not accept an argument within the supplementary clause; Preminger associates it with a clause-mate condition for double clitic (climate and purpose are separated by a limit clause). Gkgz, on the other hand, examines the concordance by a directional verb in a configuration where the object appears up to date in the left periphery (“The student, I think the other student looked at it”). Thus, the object on the surface is structurally higher than the verb, the reverse configuration of the Preminger test case. The marking of objects is not a problem here and considers this as an argument against climate doubling. However, since a totally different configuration is being studied, it doesn`t tell us anything. An agreement is possible here, either because the verb corresponded to the object before it was moved to the left periphery, or because the object is created in the left periphery and there is a silent professional with whom the verb corresponds.

Morgan, Gary, Isabelle Barriére and Bencie Woll. 2006. The influence of typology and modality on the acquisition of verb-convention morphology in British sign language.