Nouns and verbs in Australian sign language: an open and shut case?

@article{Johnston2001NounsAV,
  title={Nouns and verbs in Australian sign language: an open and shut case?},
  author={Trevor Johnston},
  journal={Journal of deaf studies and deaf education},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          235-57
        }
}
Results of the noun-verb pair comprehension and production tests from the Test Battery for Auslan Morphology and Syntax (Schembri et al., 2000) are re-presented, re-analyzed, and compared to data from two other cases also dealing with noun-verb pairs: the Auslan lexical database and a comparison of Auslan and American Sign Language (ASL) signs. The data elicited through the test battery and presented in this article confirm the existence of formationally related noun-verb pairs in Auslan in… CONTINUE READING

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