Diane Lillo-Martin

Diane Lillo-Martin

List of John Benjamins publications for which Diane Lillo-Martin plays a role.



Special Issue in Memory of Irit Meir

Edited by Diane Lillo-Martin, Wendy Sandler, Marie Coppola and Rose Stamp

Special issue of Sign Language & Linguistics 23:1/2 (2020) vi, 285 pp.
Subjects Electronic/Multimedia Products | Signed languages | Theoretical linguistics


2020. Person vs. locative agreement: Evidence from late learners and language emergence. Special Issue in Memory of Irit Meir, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Wendy Sandler, Marie Coppola and Rose Stamp (eds.), pp. 17–37
Sign languages are frequently described as having three verb classes. One, ‘agreeing’ verbs, indicates the person/number of its subject and object by modification of the beginning and ending locations of the verb. The second, ‘spatial’ verbs, makes a similar appearing modification of verb movement… read more | Article
The most accessible language for deaf children is generally a sign language, but few children have input in sign languages early in life. Late first-language acquisition of a sign language reveals age of acquisition effects that must be taken into consideration by linguistic theories of acquisition. read more | Chapter
Müller de Quadros, Ronice, Kathryn Davidson, Diane Lillo-Martin and Karen Emmorey. 2020. Code-blending with depicting signs. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 10:2, pp. 290–308
Bimodal bilinguals sometimes use code-blending, simultaneous production of (parts of) an utterance in both speech and sign. We ask what spoken language material is blended with entity and handling depicting signs (DS), representations of action that combine discrete components with iconic… read more | Article
Sandler, Wendy, Rose Stamp, Marie Coppola and Diane Lillo-Martin. 2020. Irit Meir: Introduction to the special issue. Special Issue in Memory of Irit Meir, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Wendy Sandler, Marie Coppola and Rose Stamp (eds.), pp. 1–16
Matsuoka, Kazumi and Diane Lillo-Martin. 2017. Chapter 5. Interpretation of bound pronouns by learners of Japanese Sign Language. Studies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition: In honor of Stephen Crain, Nakayama, Mineharu, Yi-ching Su and Aijun Huang (eds.), pp. 107–126
This study deals with the interpretation of bound pronouns by hearing learners of Japanese Sign Language (JSL). It is the first attempt to investigate JSL second language (L2) acquisition from a theoretical perspective. The Overt Pronoun Constraint (OPC) states that an overt pronoun can be bound by… read more | Chapter
A wide range of linguistic phenomena contribute to our understanding of the architecture of the human linguistic system. In this paper we present a proposal dubbed Language Synthesis to capture bilingual phenomena including code-switching and ‘transfer’ as automatic consequences of the addition of… read more | Article
Müller de Quadros, Ronice, Diane Lillo-Martin and Deborah Chen Pichler. 2014. Methodological considerations for the development and use of sign language acquisition corpora. Spoken Corpora and Linguistic Studies, Raso, Tommaso and Heliana Mello (eds.), pp. 84–102
This chapter discusses the building of sign language acquisition corpora. We have developed methodology to collect, transcribe and store data from different contexts of acquisition. The corpora include: deaf children from deaf parents, deaf children from hearing parents, hearing children from deaf… read more | Article
Chen Pichler, Deborah, Julie A. Hochgesang, Diane Lillo-Martin and Ronice Müller de Quadros. 2010. Conventions for sign and speech transcription of child bimodal bilingual corpora in ELAN. Acquiring Sign Language as a First Language / Acquisition d’une langue des signes comme langue première, Sallandre, Marie-Anne and Marion Blondel (eds.), pp. 11–40
This article extends current methodologies for the linguistic analysis of sign language acquisition to cases of bimodal bilingual acquisition. Using ELAN, we are transcribing longitudinal spontaneous production data from hearing children of Deaf parents who are learning either American Sign… read more | Article
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