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Nonmanuals in Sign Language
  • ISSN 1387-9316
  • E-ISSN: 1569-996X
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Abstract

<p>This paper presents a detailed description of manual and nonmanual markers (NMMs) in negative sentences in Turkish Sign Language (TİD). It has been argued that TİD has a manual dominant pattern for negation with a backward head tilt being the major NMM in negative sentences. By contrast, in this paper I argue that, when it comes to negation, TİD is not a strictly manual dominant language. I will consider spreading of NMMs such as headshake, brow-lowering, and brow-raising and argue that these spreading NMMs play a syntactic role in TİD negative sentences. They mark the syntactic domain of negation, either through c-command, a spec-head-relation or both. In addition, I offer a generative analysis of the syntax of negation in TİD based on the syntactic background provided for TİD and the distributional patterns of NMMs.</p>
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2011-01-01
2019-10-19
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): head tilt , negation , spreading , syntax and Turkish Sign Language (TID)
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