Watch the attitude: Embedding and role-shift in ASL

  • Helen Koulidobrova
  • Kathryn Davidson

Abstract

Much of the work on attitude predicates, spawned by Hintikka (1962), treatsthem as a uniform class – quantifiers over possible worlds. However, recently a number of suggestions have been made that highlight different subclasses. Here we present novel data from American Sign Language (ASL) that support a differentiation made by Anand and Hacquard (2008) concerning the objectivity and subjectivity of their complements, while also bringing into focus a special property of Sign Languages – role shift.
How to Cite
Koulidobrova, H., & Davidson, K. (1). Watch the attitude: Embedding and role-shift in ASL. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 19, 358-376. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2015.v19i0.238