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This six-page chart covers:
Introduction to American signal Language
The guide alphabet
Greetings and phrases
Question words
Days and time of day
Family participants and people
Food and meals
Emotions and feelings
Around the house
Health and the body
Nature and the weather
Plurals, verb tenses, and negation
ASL vs. Signed English

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43) a. Depictive can modify high applied argument Mustafa ya-ko-le-dde Katonga nga mulwadde. ’ (True in a situation where Mustafa is healthy and Katonga is sick) b. Depictive can modify high applied argument Mukasa ya-ko-le-dde Katonga nga akooye. 2). However, Venda does not appear to have an English-type depictive phrase. While adjectives following the VP can have depictive meanings, these adjectives can also modify implicit external arguments and DPs inside PPs. 8 (44) Basic depictive distribution a.

Similarly in (5b), John’s holding a bag does not plausibly result in a possessive relationship between Mary, the applied argument, and the bag and therefore the sentence is ungrammatical. (5) a. *He ate the wife food. b. *John held Mary the bag. The central claim of this chapter is that the English and Chaga applicatives illustrate a general typology of applicative constructions. Specifically, I propose that there are two types of applicative heads: high applicatives, which denote a relation between an event and an individual, and low applicatives, which denote a relation between two individuals.

4 18 Chapter 2 (15) a. le. f(e, x) & theme(e, x) & to-the-possession(x, y) b. le. f(e, x) & theme(e, x) & from-thepossession(x, y) The derivation then proceeds as in (16). (16) Low applicative a. Mary bought John the book. b. Thus, we’ve hypothesized that low applicatives relate a recipient or a source to an individual that is the internal argument of a verb and that high applicatives relate an individual to an event. The proposal makes the following two core predictions: (17) Diagnostic 1: Transitivity restrictions Only high applicative heads should be able to combine with unergatives.

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