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Volume 21, Issue 2
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Abstract

Abstract

Theories of pronominal strength (e.g., Cardinaletti & Starke 1999) lead one to expect that sign language, just like spoken language, can have morphologically distinct strong pronominals. We suggest that American Sign Language (ASL) and French Sign Language (LSF) might have such pronominals, characterized here by the fact that they may associate with even in the absence of prosodically marked focus.

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2019-03-22
2019-08-23
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Keyword(s): focus , pointing , sign language and strong pronouns
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