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Reduplication revisited: verbal plurality and exhaustivity in the visual-gestural modality

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dc.contributor.author Quer, Josep, 1965-
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-11T10:48:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-11T10:48:31Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Quer J. Reduplication revisited: verbal plurality and exhaustivity in the visual-gestural modality. Sensos-e. 2019 Sep 16;6(1);5-17. DOI: 10.34630/sensos-e.v6i1.3459
dc.identifier.issn 2183-1432
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/44486
dc.description.abstract From the very early stages of sign language research (Klima & Bellugi, 1979 for ASL) and in subsequent descriptions of unrelated sign languages, a reduplicative morpheme in verbal morphology has been identified as encoding exhaustive distribution over a plural argument in agreement verbs. It consists in a sideward reduplication of the verb sign on the horizontal plane, where the repeated endpoints match the referential locus of a plural argument. It is often labelled as [+distributive/exhaustive] and considered a mark of plural argument agreement. However, in Klima & Bellugi (1979, p. 284) it was called “distributional aspect”, highlighting the link to inflectional aspectual properties. On the basis of Catalan Sign Language (LSC) data, this paper reconsiders the status of the alleged [+distributive/exhaustive] morpheme under the light of verbal plurality marking and argues for a broader analysis of reduplication in the verbal domain built on the category of pluractionality, in line with Kuhn & Aristodemo (2017). This change in vantage point allows for a better understanding of reduplication in sign languages as a grammatical marker of plurality cutting across the parameters of event participants, event times and event locations.
dc.description.abstract This contribution has been made possible thanks to the SIGN-HUB project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 693349, as well as by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and FEDER Funds (FFI2015-68594-P), and by the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2017 SGR 1478).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Centro de Investigação em Educação (INED)
dc.relation.ispartof Sensos-e. 2019 Sep 16;6(1);5-17
dc.rights © Josep Quer, Manuela Pessanha
dc.title Reduplication revisited: verbal plurality and exhaustivity in the visual-gestural modality
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.34630/sensos-e.v6i1.3459
dc.subject.keyword Reduplication
dc.subject.keyword Pluractionality
dc.subject.keyword Plurality
dc.subject.keyword Catalan Sign Language
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/693349
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/FFI2015-68594-P
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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