The emergence of complexity in prosody and syntax.

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The relation between prosody and syntax is investigated here by tracing the emergence of each in a new language, Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language. We analyze the structure of narratives of four signers of this language: two older second generation signers, and two about 15 years younger. We find that younger signers produce prosodic cues to dependency… (More)

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@article{Sandler2011TheEO, title={The emergence of complexity in prosody and syntax.}, author={Wendy Sandler and I. A. Meir and Svetlana Dachkovsky and Carol Padden and Mark Aronoff}, journal={Lingua. International review of general linguistics. Revue internationale de linguistique generale}, year={2011}, volume={121 13}, pages={2014-2033} }