YCF event: Whole-Entity Classifiers in Sign Languages: A Multiperspective Approach

This meeting is the first for our Young CAS Fellow Vadim Kimmelman (UiB).

This is the first of three workshops he will host as a Young CAS Fellow. Kimmelman will also have a two month stay at the Centre.

In this project, collaborators will look at classifiers in several sign languages, both at their structure and meaning, and apply different frameworks and perspectives to reach a better understanding. The analysis of this phenomenon has implications for general linguistics and the study of the human linguistic capacity and communication because it clarifies which parts of language are universal and present in signed and spoken languages, and which depend on the channel of communication.