Sign Language Semantics [Survey Article]
Philippe Schlenker, Jonathan Lamberton, Jeremy Kuhn
December 2023

We survey recent developments in the formal semantics of sign languages, with four foci: (i) potential (and debated) cases of 'Logical Visibility', in which sign might make overt some logico-grammatical categories that are usually covert in speech; (ii) the pervasive role of iconicity; (iii) the comparison between sign with iconicity and speech with gestures, and (iv) the existence of universal properties of the signed modality.
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Reference: lingbuzz/007582
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Published in: To appear, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
keywords: sign language, semantics, logical visibility, iconicity, universal grammar, cross-linguistic semantics, semantics
previous versions: v1 [September 2023]
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