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  ISO 639-3 Code: sgn-ase
  latlong: 34.052234,-118.243685  Map it!
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   01_Subject Verb Yes Natasha Abner JOHN DANCE Forum
   02_Verb Subject No Natasha Abner Full nominal subject can follow verb in non-neutral context; neutral context Verb Subject order is only derived via subject pronoun doubling with drop of the pre-verbal full nominal subject. Forum
   03_Verb Object Yes Natasha Abner (JOHN/IX) LIKE MARY Forum
   04_Object Verb Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   05_Subject Verb Object Yes Natasha Abner JOHN LIKE MARY Forum
   06_Subject Object Verb Yes Natasha Abner With certain verbs & verbal inflections: JOHN MARY MEET, JOHN BOOK READ+durative Forum
   07_Verb Subject Object No Natasha Abner Forum
   08_Verb Object Subject Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   09_Object Subject Verb No Natasha Abner Forum
   10_Object Verb Subject No Natasha Abner Forum
   11_Adposition Noun_Phrase Yes Natasha Abner FROM CALIFORNIA Forum
   12_Noun_Phrase Adposition No Natasha Abner Forum
   13_Adjective Noun Yes Natasha Abner BLUE BOOK Forum
   14_Noun Adjective Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   15_Numeral Noun Yes Natasha Abner TWO BOOK Forum
   16_Noun Numeral Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   17_Demonstrative Noun Yes Natasha Abner THAT BOOK Forum
   18_Noun Demonstrative Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   19_Possessor Noun Yes Natasha Abner JOHN (POSS) BOOK; POSS BOOK Forum
   20_Noun Possessor Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   21_Pronominal Possessor Noun Yes Natasha Abner POSS-1 BOOK ("my book") Forum
   22_Noun Pronominal Possessor No Natasha Abner Not a neutral word order; postnominal pronominal possessors have distinct prosodic properties and felicity conditions on use. Forum
   A 01_Attributive Adjective Agreement No Natasha Abner Attributive adjectives are sometimes signed in a spatial locus close to that of the noun they modify (if the noun has an established spatial locus), but this does not seem to be an agreement effect nor is it obligatory. In some cases, it could be phonological assimilation in signing locus. Forum
   A 02_Predicate Adjective Agreement No Natasha Abner Forum
   A 03_Degree Adjective Yes Natasha Abner VERY IMPORTANT Forum
   A 04_Adjective Degree No Natasha Abner Forum
   AuxSel 01_Auxiliary Selection No Natasha Abner No "be"; "have" not used as auxiliary or tense/aspect marker. Forum
   C 01_Complementizer Clause NA Natasha Abner Forum
   C 02_Clause Complementizer NA Natasha Abner Forum
   C 03_Adverbial_Subordinator Clause Yes Natasha Abner Found in antecedents of conditional (IF/SUPPOSE) and reason adjuncts (FOR-FOR). Forum
   C 04_Clause Adverbial Subordinator No Natasha Abner Forum
   N2 01_Numeral Noun (indefinite) Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   N2 03_Numeral Noun (definite) Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   N2 05_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) has a definite article NA Natasha Abner Forum
   N2 06_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) has a demonstrative No Natasha Abner Forum
   N2 07_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) lacks a definite article or demonstrative Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   N2 08_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) contains a Plural marker, but Indefinite NP does not No Natasha Abner Forum
   N2 09_Definite NP (Num N, N Num) contains any other marking No Natasha Abner Forum
   N2 10_The Numeral has a different form in Definite and Indefinite (Num N, N Num) contexts No Natasha Abner Forum
   N2 11_The Noun has a different form in Definite and Indefinite (Num N, N Num) contexts No Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 01_Standard Negation is Particle that Precedes the Verb No Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 02_Standard Negation is Particle that Follows the verb No Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 03_Standard Negation is Prefix No Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 04_Standard Negation is Suffix NA Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 05_Standard Negation is Negative Auxiliary verb No Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 06_Standard Negation is Higher verb No Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 07_Standard Negation is Tone NA Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 08_Standard Negation is Tone plus Other Modification NA Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 09_Standard Negation is Reduplication No Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 10_Standard Negation is Infix No Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 11_Distinct Negation of Class/Property No Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 12_Distinct Negation of identity No Natasha Abner Forum
   Neg 13_Distinct Negation of Existence Yes Natasha Abner Sentence final "NONE" can be used as a distinct negation of existence (cf. Chen Pichler and Hochgesang 2009) Forum
   Neg 14_Distinct Negation of Location No Natasha Abner Forum
   Order N3 01_ Demonstrative Adjective Noun Yes Natasha Abner THAT BLUE BOOK Forum
   Order N3 05_Adjective Demonstrative Noun No Natasha Abner *BLUE THAT BOOK Forum
   Q01_Initial polar Q-marker Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   Q02_Final polar Q-marker Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   Q03_Clause internal polar Q-marker No Natasha Abner Forum
   Q04_Polar question by intonation Yes Natasha Abner Non-manual marking Forum
   Q05_Polar question by V-fronting No Natasha Abner Forum
   Q06_Polar question by Auxiliary-fronting No Natasha Abner Forum
   Q08_Affirmative answer by particle Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   Q09_Affirmative answer by verb Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   Q10_Affirmative answer by auxiliary Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   Q11_Affirmative answer by auxiliary and verb Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   Q12_Affirmative answer by particle and verb Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   Q13_Affirmative answer by predicative 'be' NA Natasha Abner Forum
   Q18NEGA_Negative answer by sentential negation plus bare verb Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   V2 01_Declarative Verb-Second No Natasha Abner Forum
   V2 02_Interrogative Verb-Second No Natasha Abner Forum
   w03a_Indef sing count Ns in O position: can be bare Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   w03b_Indef sing count Ns in O position: must have an article No Natasha Abner Forum
   w04a_Def sing count Ns in O position: can be bare Yes Natasha Abner Forum
   w04b_Def sing count Ns in O position: must have an article No Natasha Abner Forum