Argument Structure in HKSL and TJSL Classifier Predicates
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摘要Benedicto and Brentari (2004) claim that ASL classifiers are heads of functional projections determining whether the argument that lands on the respective specifier is external or internal. What the verbal root does is only to determine the number of argument(s) of the predicate. Specifically, Benedicto and Brentari hypothesize that whole entity classifiers select an internal argument and enter into intransitive predicates whereas handling classifiers introduce an agentive, external argument and an internal argument, hence transitive predicates result. In this paper, we argue that this may be a language specific property. While examining the instrument classifiers in HKSL and Tianjin SL (TJSL), we observe that such a rigid division does not hold between handling instrumental and whole entity instrumental classifiers. Instrument in HKSL and TJSL is represented by three types of classifier handshapes, namely, whole entity instrumental classifiers (1), handling instrumental classifiers (2), and whole entity+handling instrumental classifiers (3), the last of which combines a whole entity and a handling classifier in one single handshape configuration.
出版社接受日期01.02.2018
著者Tang G., He J.
會議名稱Workshop for Argument Structure Across Modalities
會議開始日01.02.2018
會議完結日02.02.2018
會議地點Amsterdam
會議國家/地區荷蘭
出版年份2018
語言英式英語

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