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Discriminant Features and Temporal Structure of Nonmanuals in American Sign Language

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ELAN is a computer software that allows users to view synchronized videos simultaneously and frame by frame (top of figure), facilitating manual annotations (bottom half).

Our manual annotations specify where the sentence starts and ends, where each word (or concept) starts and ends, plus the shape and configural features used to uncover the linguistic model (see text).

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