Part ofFrom Verbal Periphrases to Complex Predicates
Edited by Mar Garachana Camarero, Sandra Montserrat Buendia and Claus Dieter Pusch
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 31] 2022
► pp. 13–40
The research conducted over the last forty years shows that aspect in signed languages has formal, semantic and functional properties comparable to other languages of the world and that most of the aspectual categories already identified are expressed lexically/periphrastically and derivationally, rather than inflectionally as is generally assumed (Cf. Klima and Bellugi, 1979; Sexton, 1999). The purpose of this chapter is two-fold. First, we will review patterns of periphrastic expression of aspectual categories in the signed languages studied until present. Second, we will report our research on the periphrastic expression of aspectual values in Catalan Sign Language (LSC).