The development of argument structure in Central Taurus sign language

Rabia Ergin, Irit Meir, Deniz Ilkbaşaran, Carol Padden, Ray Jackendoff

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One of the fundamental issues for a language is its capacity to express argument structure unambiguously. This study presents evidence for the emergence and the incremental development of these basic mechanisms in a newly developing language, Central Taurus Sign Language. Our analyses identify universal patterns in both the emergence and development of these mechanisms and in language-specific trajectories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-639
Number of pages28
JournalSign Language Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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