Event Title

Syntax-directed Interpretation of Negation in ASL: is "Never" an adverb of Negative Modal?

Presenter Information

Sandra Wood, McDaniel CollegeFollow

Location

Grissom Hall, Room 118

Start Date

5-3-2016 9:30 AM

End Date

5-3-2016 10:00 AM

Description

Signed language literature on negation in ASL primarily focuses on the syntactic position of NegP, with some work on sentence-level ordering (Pfau 2016, Neidle et al. 2000, Wood 1999, Zeshan 2006). We examine how syntax drives interpretation of NEVER in preverbal and sentence-final positions, providing a deeper understanding of parametrical differences in NegP.

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Mar 5th, 9:30 AM Mar 5th, 10:00 AM

Syntax-directed Interpretation of Negation in ASL: is "Never" an adverb of Negative Modal?

Grissom Hall, Room 118

Signed language literature on negation in ASL primarily focuses on the syntactic position of NegP, with some work on sentence-level ordering (Pfau 2016, Neidle et al. 2000, Wood 1999, Zeshan 2006). We examine how syntax drives interpretation of NEVER in preverbal and sentence-final positions, providing a deeper understanding of parametrical differences in NegP.