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Author Herrmann, Annika, author.

Title Modal and focus particles in sign languages : a cross-linguistic study / by Annika Herrmann.

Publication Info. Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton ; Nijmegen : Ishara Press, [2013]
2013

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 400 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Sign languages and deaf communities, SLDC ; 2
Sign languages and deaf communities ; 2.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-396) and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; List of figures; List of tables; Notational conventions; Sign language acronyms; Introduction; sign language study topic what?; Methodology and data; Theoretical framework; Hypothesis and results; Modal particles in sign languages; Focus particles in sign languages; Outline of the book; I Typological, theoretical, and methodological background; Sign language typology; German Sign Language (DGS); Cultural background information; The structure of DGS; Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT); Cultural background information; The structure of NGT; Irish Sign Language (ISL).
Cultural background informationThe structure of ISL; Common features and differences; Variation hypothesis; Nonmanuals in sign languages; Nonmanuals -- Everything that is not manual?; Affective or grammatical -- How can we tell?; Functions of nonmanuals in DGS, NGT, and ISL; Analyses of nonmanuals in sign languages; Tones in sign languages; Nonmanuals and their relation to particles; Summary; Methodology; Comparative approach; Data elicitation: Methods and materials; Corpora; Empirical approach; Data collection; Informants -- General issues; Locations; Setting; Annotation and transcription.
Summary II Modal meaning; Modality and modal particles in spoken languages; Modality and modal meaning; Modality; Modal meaning; Particles; The particle class and its properties; Minimalistic and maximalistic analyses of particles; Modal particles under investigation; Properties of modal particles; Modal particles in German and Dutch; Modal particles or equivalent expressions in English; Conclusion; Modality and modal particles in sign languages; Modal meaning and modal particles in sign languages; Modality and modal meaning; Modal particles in corpora data; Modal particles in sign languages.
Contents Modal meaning taskInformants; Deaf informants; Hearing informants -- Control group; Experimental design; Task; Data; Results: Modal meaning in sign languages; DGS data; NGT data; ISL data; Control group data; Summary of the results; Analysis; Syntactic analysis of nonmanuals; Syntax of nonmanuals for modal meaning; Prosodic analysis of nonmanuals; Compositional account for nonmanuals; Semantics of nonmanuals for modal meaning; Conclusion; III Focus particles; Focus particles in spoken languages; Focus particles and information structure; Properties of focus particles.
Focus and its relation to focus particlesFocus and information structure; Focus and focus particles; Summary; The semantics of only, also, and even; Restrictive focus particles -- only; Additive focus particles -- also and even; Syntactic focus particle theories; Adverbial-only analysis; Mixed analysis; Conclusion; Focus particles in sign languages; Focus in sign languages; Only, also, and even in sign languages; Focus particles -- Corpora data; Focus particle tasks; Informants; Experimental design; Tasks; Picture elicitation task; Translation task; Picture story task; Data.
Note Results: Only, also, even in DGS, NGT, and ISL.
Summary Bringing together the research fields of sign language linguistics and information structure, this book focuses on the realization of modal and focus particles in German Sign Language, Sign Language of the Netherlands, and Irish Sign Language. The study analyzes professionally elicited data with regard to nonmanual features expressed by articulators such as the body, head, and face, and accounts for the results within existing theoretical models. The analyses contribute to recent debates about information structure and the syntax-prosody interface. Thus, this book is of special interest to bot.
Language In English.
Subject Language and languages.
Linguistics.
Sign language.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Miscellaneous.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General.
Language and languages. (OCoLC)fst00992154
Linguistics. (OCoLC)fst00999202
Sign language. (OCoLC)fst01118246
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Herrmann, Annika. Modal and focus particles in sign languages. Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton ; Nijmegen : Ishara Press, 2013 9781614512370 (OCoLC)867510061
ISBN 9781614511816 (electronic bk.)
1614511810 (electronic bk.)
9781614512370
161451237X
Standard No. 10.1515/9781614511816 doi
AU@ 000054197514
CHNEW 000709864
CHNEW 000965008
CHVBK 495228613
DEBBG BV043033921
DEBBG BV044062199
DEBSZ 429963920

 
    
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