buckeye language network
Kathryn Davidson, Harvard University
Friday, Feb 7th, 3:55- 5:15
Combining continuous and discrete components in speech, sign, and gesture
Human language is infinitely productive because it makes use of discrete symbols that can combine with each other to form new structures with new meanings. This is equally true of spoken languages and sign languages, but the latter have often been considered to include additional continuous/depictive components, which typically fall outside the domain of traditional linguistic analysis. In this talk I will discuss a series of experimental studies which argue that several candidates for depictive components in sign languages can be naturally compared to combinations of spoken language plus gesture, and then discuss formal semantic models of how continuous and discrete pieces compose in several examples of sign+gesture and speech+gesture.
- Lisa Green, UMass- Amherst
Monday, March 2, 4:30 – 6:00pm, US Bank Theater in the Ohio Union
She’s giving the William A. Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition and she specializes in African American English.
These events were funded in whole or in part with funds from the Arts and Sciences Study of Language Variation grant awarded to the BLN.
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