1887
Volume 69, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

This paper focuses on a specific form of indirect speech act such as 'Can you reach the salt?' or 'Will you close the door?'. Such indirect requests are frequently used in our daily conversations. As the term itself reveals, the main focus of speech act studies has been on spoken language, so it is high time to look at sign language as well. From the literature, it appears that indirect requests are often formed as yes-no questions. In Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT), a special non-manual marking, 'eyebrows raised' and 'head forward', marks yes-no questions. This article investigates if indirect requests in NGT are also formulated as yes-no questions and how they are marked.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/ttwia.69.06non
2003-01-01
2019-08-23
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/ttwia.69.06non
Loading
  • Article Type: Research Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error