PHilosophy Department's Fall 2013 Lecture Series
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., McConnell 103
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut
Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories
Role Shift, Quotation, and Constructed Action in American Sign Language
Professor Lillo-Martin will discuss the phenomenon known as 'role shift' in sign
languages - a device for presenting a scene from the point of view of a particular character. It encompasses quotation and constructed action, touching on
long-standing questions of how the interpretation of such structures takes place.
Open to the Public.