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ERIC Number: EJ267874
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982
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Semantic Perspicuity and the Locative Hypothesis: Implications for Acquisition.
Gee, James Paul; Kegl, Judy Anne
Journal of Education, v164 n2 p185-209 Spr 1982
Describes American Sign Language (ASL) as "locative," because its grammatical/semantic structures derive from spatial notions; and "semantically perspicuous," because its phonetic and semantic structures are isomorphically related. Presents an ASL morphology showing how verbs are built from six basic locative/directional stems. Discusses implications of ASL structure for language acquisition theory. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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