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hearing signers in the development of channel specific structures in sign languages of deaf communities
In this project, the hypothesis that language contact crucially impacts the development of spatial grammar and phonology is investigated.
From Gesture to Language
Like any language, the natural sign languages (henceforth: SLs) of deaf communities differ from each other in their grammars and lexicons. A growing number of studies indicates that SLs make use of the gestures of hearing speakers to build linguistic structure. This implies that variation and similarities