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Title: The Syntax of American Sign Language
Written By: Benjamin Bahan
Dawn MacLaughlin
Carol Neidle
Judy A Kegl
URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/promotions/books/NEISHF99
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Recent research on the syntax of signed languages has revealed that, apart from some modality-specific differences, signed languages are organized according to the same underlying principles as spoken languages. This book addresses the organization and distribution of functional categories in American Sign Language (ASL), focusing on tense, agreement, and wh-constructions.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0262140675
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224 p
Prices: $37.95