“与大师面对面”名师讲坛:Two Routes from Gesture to Language
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【主  题】:

【主讲人】:Sherman Wilcox, 美国新墨西哥州立大学语言学系教授,系主任。

【时  间】:2012年10月18日(周四)10:00-12:00

【地  点】:思源西楼610  

【主  办】:语言与传播学院

【主讲人简介】:

Sherman Wilcox,现任美国新墨西哥州立大学语言学系教授,系主任。Wilcox教授主要从事手势语(sign language)方面的研究,包括手势语的认知象似性,手势语的情态表达等。此外,Wilcox教授提出 “运动中的语言(language in motion)”理论,用以整合手势语与常规语言研究。目前Wilcox教授已出版专著四部,发表权威论文数十篇。

【讲座简介】:

Language scholars in the early 20th century  regarded the distinction between language and gesture as categorical: whereas speech was seen to be language and not gesture, signs were determined to be gesture and not language. Grammaticalization theory allows us to go beyond their either/or questions concerning language and gesture. In this lecture, Professor Wilcox will examine the developmental route by which gestures become lexicalized and then grammaticalized in signed languages (Route 1). He will also discuss data that reveal a second way (Route 2) in which gestural material becomes incorporated into the linguistic system of signed languages, first entering the system as prosody and intonation and then grammaticalizing as grammatical markers so as topic markers, conditionals, and verb aspectual markers.

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