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ERIC Number: EJ188855
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1978
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Theme, Rheme, Topic, and Comment in the Syntax of American Sign Language
Ingram, Robert M.
Sign Language Studies, 20, 193-218, F 78
The syntax of lexical units, or signs, of American Sign Language (ASL) is analyzed. Previous areas of study concerning pauses, functional sentence perspective, theme and rheme, and topic and comment are discussed. A model is offered to depict topic-comment relationships in ASL using space, vectors, and relationship rules. (SW)
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Language: English
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