Event Title

One Operator or Two? Generic and Habitual "Characterizing" Sentences in ASL

Presenter Information

Ronnie Wilbur, Purdue University

Location

Grissom Hall, Room 118

Start Date

5-3-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

5-3-2016 9:30 AM

Description

Generic NPs are marked with "brow raise". Habituals are marked with lexical TEND and/or aspectual reduplication for verbs. GEN is a dyadic operator with brow raise on its restriction. In contrast, HABITUAL is a monadic operator locally scoping on the verb. Treatment of these together under the heading "characterizing sentences" obscures necessary distinctions.

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

One Operator or Two? Generic and Habitual "Characterizing" Sentences in ASL

Grissom Hall, Room 118

Generic NPs are marked with "brow raise". Habituals are marked with lexical TEND and/or aspectual reduplication for verbs. GEN is a dyadic operator with brow raise on its restriction. In contrast, HABITUAL is a monadic operator locally scoping on the verb. Treatment of these together under the heading "characterizing sentences" obscures necessary distinctions.