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Revisiting Reduplication Toward a description of reduplication in predicative signs in Swedish Sign Language Carl Börstell Department of Linguistics Master’s Thesis 30 credits General Linguistics Autumn 2011 Supervisor: Östen Dahl Revisiting Reduplication Toward a description of reduplication in predicative signs in Swedish Sign Language Carl Börstell Abstract This study investigates the use of reduplication with predicative signs in Swedish Sign Language (SSL), and also the related phenomena doubling and displacement. Reduplication in SSL typically expresses plurality of events and/or referents, but may also express intensification, ongoing event or generic activity. There is a distinction between external and internal events with reduplication: external reduplication expresses some event happening over and over at different points in time and/or with different referents, and is associated with a frequentative/habitual reading; internal reduplication expresses some event consisting of...