Understanding ‘not’: neuropsychological dissociations between hand and head markers of negation in BSL

@article{Atkinson2004UnderstandingN,
  title={Understanding ‘not’: neuropsychological dissociations between hand and head markers of negation in BSL},
  author={Jo Kirby Atkinson and Ruth Campbell and Jane Marshall and Alice Thacker and Bencie Woll},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={42},
  pages={214-229}
}
Simple negation in natural languages represents a complex interrelationship of syntax, prosody, semantics and pragmatics, and may be realised in various ways: lexically, morphologically and prosodically. In almost all spoken languages, the first two of these are the primary realisations of syntactic negation. In contrast, in many signed languages negation can occur without lexical or morphological marking. Thus, in British Sign Language (BSL), negation is obligatorily expressed using face-head… CONTINUE READING

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