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ERIC Number: EJ534212
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0302-1475
A Re-analysis of the Creole Status of American Sign Language.
Lupton, Linda; Salmons, Joe
Sign Language Studies, n90 p80-94 Spr 1996
Examines from a creolist perspective the claim that American Sign Language (ASL) has creole origins. Applying criteria based on the work of various creole researchers, the article concludes that the evidence for creole origins of ASL does not meet any usual definition of a creole. The article discusses lexical and morhosyntactic similarities between ASL and other signed languages. (32 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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