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ERIC Number: EJ479548
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0097-8507
Once Is Not Enough: Standards of Well-Formedness in Manual Communication Created over Three Different Timespans.
Singleton, Jenny L.; And Others
Language, v69 n4 p683-715 Dec 1993
Conventional sign language used by a community of signers over generations was compared with gestures invented by a deaf child over a period of years and with gestures invented by nonsigning hearing individuals on the spot. Findings suggest that an individual can introduce standards of well-formedness, but construction of standards requires gradual development over time. (Contains 57 references.) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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