Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

The neural representation of spatial predicate-argument structures in sign language

Bencie Woll a1
a1 Department of Language and Communication Science, City University, London, United Kingdom


Evidence from studies of the processing of topographic and classifier constructions in sign language sentences provides a model of how a mental scene description can be represented linguistically, but it also raises questions about how this can be related to spatial linguistic descriptions in spoken languages and their processing. This in turn provides insights into models of the evolution of language.