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Bickford, J. Albert. 2009. 1-handed persons and ASL morphology. In Donna B. Gerdts, John C. Moore, and Maria Polinsky (eds.), Hypothesis A/hypothesis B: Linguistic explorations in honor of David M. Perlmutter. Current Studies in Linguistics 49, 79–90. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Bickford, J. Albert, and Kathy Fraychineaud. 2008. Mouth morphemes in ASL: A closer look. In R. M. de Quadros (ed.). Sign languages: Spinning and unraveling the past, present, and future, 32–47. Petrópolis, R. J., Brazil: Editora Arara Azul.
Bickford, J. Albert. 2005. The signed languages of Eastern Europe. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2005(26).
Bickford, J. Albert. 1998. Tools for analyzing the world’s languages: Morphology and syntax. Dallas: SIL International.
Bickford, J. Albert. 1997. A rich model for presenting interlinear text. SIL Electronic Working Papers 1997(03).
Bickford, J. Albert. 1991. Lexical variation in Mexican Sign Language. Sign Language Studies 72:241–276.
Bickford, J. Albert. 1987. Universal constraints on relationally-complex clauses. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, San Diego.
Bickford, J. Albert. 1985. Spanish clitic doubling and levels of grammatical relations. Lingua 65:189–211.
Bickford, J. Albert, Paul Lewis, and Gary Simons. 2013. Rating the vitality of sign languages. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawaii. March 3, 2013.
Bickford, J. Albert, Jim Brase, and Lorna A. Priest. 2008. When to convert to Unicode. SIL International. http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=UTConvert2Unicode (Accessed November 19, 2012).
Bickford, J. Albert. 2005. Using ELAN: A getting-started guide for use with sign languages. Paper presented at the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. October 19, 2005.
Bickford, J. Albert, James Rupp, and Nadine Rupp: 1991. Verbs of motion, arrival, and transport in Chinantec of Ozumacín. Paper presented at the International Congress of Americanists, Tulane University, New Orleans. July 9, 1991.
Bickford, J. Albert. 1987. Impersonal 2-1 advancement. Paper presented at the Third Biennial Conference on Relational Grammar and Grammatical Relations, University of Iowa. October 1987.
Bickford, J. Albert. 1986. Possessor ascension in Kinyarwanda. Chicago Linguistic Society 22(1):129–143.
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