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Evidentiality and Information Source in Signed Languages  

Sherman Wilcox and Barbara Shaffer

Print publication date:
Jan 2018
Online publication date:
Mar 2018
This chapter examines evidentiality in signed languages. Data comes primarily from three signed languages—American Sign Language (ASL), Brazilian Sign Language (Libras), and Catalan Sign ... More

The Expression of Negation in Sign Languages  

Josep Quer

Print publication date:
Mar 2020
Online publication date:
May 2020
Negation systems in sign languages have been shown to display the core grammatical properties attested for natural language negation. Negative manual signs realize clausal negation in much ... More

Modality and Mood in American Sign Language  

Barbara Shaffer and Terry Janzen

Print publication date:
Jul 2016
Online publication date:
Dec 2015
This chapter surveys the expression of modality and mood in American Sign Language (ASL), with a focus on modality and, specifically, modal verbs. Beyond sentence types, mood has not been ... More