chapter  Thirteen
Setting the Null Argument Parameters: Evidence from American Sign Language and Other Languages
ByDiane Lillo-Martin
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Young children frequently omit the subject of their sentences. This general observation has been made for a number of languages, including English, Italian, and American Sign Language, among many others (e.g., Hyams, 1986; Lillo-Martin, 1991; Valian, 1991). Some examples from English are given in (1) (examples from Hyams, 1986, citing L. Bloom, 1970).