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Information structure insights from sign language anaphora

1-S-5 Green Hall 1-S-5 Green Hall, Princeton

Notions of topic and focus have been well-studied in sign languages, which - like many spoken languages -  tend to have word orders highly influenced by information structural considerations, along with perhaps some modality-specific considerations provided by suprasegmental nonmanuals, the tight integration of iconic gestures into the grammatical structure, etc. The use of signing space/”loci” […]

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