Simultaneity in Signed Languages

Form and function

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Myriam Vermeerbergen | Research Foundation - Flanders & Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Lorraine Leeson | University of Dublin
ORCID logoOnno A. Crasborn | Radboud University, Nijmegen
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Signed language users can draw on a range of articulators when expressing linguistic messages, including the hands, torso, eye gaze, and mouth. Sometimes these articulators work in tandem to produce one lexical item while in other instances they operate to convey different types of information simultaneously. Over the past fifteen years, there has been a growing interest in the issue of simultaneity in signed languages. However, this book is the first to offer a comprehensive treatment of this topic, presenting a collection of papers dealing with different aspects of simultaneity in a range of related and unrelated signed languages, in descriptive and cross-linguistic treatments which are set in different theoretical frameworks. This volume has relevance for those interested in sign linguistics, in teaching and learning signed languages, and is also highly recommended to anyone interested in the fundamental underpinnings of human language and the effects of signed versus spoken modality.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 281] 2007.  viii, 360 pp. (incl. CD-Rom)
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“A collection of novel descriptions and analyses of simultaneous phenomena beyond the phonological level in a wide range of sign languages. Next to their inherent interest, they will certainly provide the thrust for additional investigations into such a central aspect to our understanding of the human faculty of language and its interaction with other cognitive modules.”
“As the study of signed languages matures, we become increasingly confident about exploring those elements where the phenomena we're addressing may differ most strikingly from the patterns with which 'mainstream' linguistics is most familiar. This book concentrates on one such element, simultaneity, and permits us to see with enhanced clarity how signers exploit the rich articulatory potential of their milieu to achieve an exceptional grammatical elegance. These well-contextualised analyses both underline once again the challenges sign linguists are presenting to our understanding of how language can be and, at the same time, testify to the expressive 'world-in-your-hands' vitality that drives signed discourse.”
“An incredible cross-linguistic collection on one of the most important topics in signed language research today. At a time when linguists have begun to turn from finding similarities between signed and spoken languages to finding features that set signed languages apart typologically, the investigation of simultaneity in signed language articulation is groundbreaking. In this volume we learn much about the complex nature of constructions in signed languages and how multi-faceted events are reflected in these multi-part structures.”
“[...] this volume brings together diverse approaches to simultaneity in signed languages in a very accessible way. Containing material from a range of scholars, it offers a fresh insight into the current issues surrounding this topic. This is a significant contribution to the literature in sign linguistics, and anyone interested in the field should not let this book pas them by.”
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