Thursday, July 3, 2014 8 PM
Sarah Eberle will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3, in Gamble Hall 1, on “Locative Expressions in Signed Languages: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison.”
She explores the issue of whether sign languages organize locative expressions similarly to spoken languages. Eberle builds on the work of Melissa Bowerman and colleagues, who found that spoken languages organize the locative phrases representing the relationships of ON and IN along a continuum. In contrast, Eberle finds that sign languages do not pattern in the same way along the ON-IN continuum, and relates this to sign languages’ use of visual representations that resemble real world spatial relationships, versus spoken languages’ use of arbitrary constructions that do not. Eberle expands on the ways in which sign languages create locative constructions through various combinations of ground and figure, and through the less frequent use of ad positions.
Sarah Eberle is a sign language surveyor with SIL International and has conducted surveys in Ecuador, Portugal, Romania, and Italy. She received her master's in Linguistics from UND in August 2013.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking Services, Twamley Hall Rm 204 (M, W-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Tu 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM).
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