Special Issue of Sign Language & Linguistics


To honor the memory of Irit Meir


Coming Fall 2020, SL&L 23(1)


Table of Contents



Wendy Sandler, Rose Stamp, Marie Coppola, Diane Lillo-Martin



Lily Kwok, Stephanie Berk, Diane Lillo-Martin

Person vs. locative agreement: Evidence from late learners and language emergence


Hope E. Morgan

Argument structure and the role of the body and space in Kenyan Sign Language


Jennie Pyers & Ann Senghas

Lexical Iconicity is differentially favored under transmission in a new sign language: The effect of type of iconicity


Franziska Schaller, Brittany Lee, Zed Sevcikova Sehyr, Lucinda O’Grady Farnady, Karen Emmorey

Cross-linguistic metaphor priming in ASL-English bilinguals: Effects of the Double Mapping Constraint


Carl Börstell & Ryan Lepic

Spatial metaphors in antonym pairs across sign languages


Svetlana Dachkovsky

From a demonstrative to a relative clause marker: Grammaticalization of pointing signs in Israeli Sign language


Rabia Ergin, Ann Senghas, Ray Jackendoff, Lila Gleitman

Structural cues for symmetry, asymmetry and non-symmetry in Central Taurus Sign Language


Oksana Tkachman & Carla L. Hudson Kam

Measuring lexical and structural conventionalization in young sign languages


Wendy Sandler, Gal Belsitzman, Irit Meir

Visual foreign accent in an emerging sign language


Irit Meir

Topic-open-endedness: Why recursion is overrated


Guest editors:

Diane Lillo-Martin, Wendy Sandler, Marie Coppola, Rose Stamp