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ERIC Number: EJ173762
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Publication Date: 1977
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Two-to-One It Happens: Dynamic Phonology in Two Sign Languages
Woodward, James; DeSantis, Susan
Sign Language Studies, 17, 329-46, Win 77
The historically attested change of two-handed signs on the face to one-handed variants, which occurs in two historically related sign languages, French Sign Language and American Sign Language, is used to test variation theory. The results of the study support viewing languages in a dynamic framework. (AMH)
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