Dr Adam Schembri more downloaded than Chomsky

Most downloaded articles in journal Lingua

Dr Adam Schembri, who will be joining the Department as a Lecturer in January, and who is a specialist in sign language and gesture, is the co-author of this extremely popular paper.

Highlights of the article are:

  • The article questions whether sign languages have pronouns or use pointing.
  • Pronominal pointing signs share properties with both pronouns and pointing gestures.
  • Sign languages are important for understanding linguistic diversity and universals.