Indirect object markers in Georgian Sign Language
This paper presents one of the first studies on Georgian Sign Language (gesl), a sign language that has not previously been taken into consideration in typological research on sign languages. We focus on three types of indirect object markers, that is, auxiliary-like elements that introduce an additional argument. We discuss four markers in total. Interestingly, three of these markers do not only introduce an argument but also come with additional semantics, namely respect, disrespect, and causation. It will further be shown that the presence of an indirect object marker frees the word order in the sentence.
Keywords: agreement, Georgian Sign Language, causation, indirect object, auxiliary, respect
Published online: 04 February 2016
Cited by 21 other publications
Baker, Anne, Trude Schermer, Roland Pfau & Beppie van den Bogaerde
Baker, Anne, Beppie van den Bogaerde & Sonja Jansma
Anne Baker, Beppie van den Bogaerde, Roland Pfau & Trude Schermer
Makharoblidze, Tamar & Roland Pfau
van den Bogaerde, Beppie, Marjolein Buré & Connie Fortgens
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 14 december 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.