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ERIC Number: EJ626525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0302-1475
The Construal of Events: Passives in American Sign Language.
Janzen, Terry; O'Dea, Barbara; Shaffer, Barbara
Sign Language Studies, v1 n3 p281-310 Spr 2001
Outlines basic functions of passive constructions in language in general, and describes in more detail what form this takes in a proposal of American Sign Language (ASL). Compares discourse examples of active and passive constructions in ASL, addresses the role of topicalization in passive constructions, and discusses passives and reference shifting, which involve similar grammatical components but that ultimately are clearly distinguishable. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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