Contrastive structure is used when you are talking about nouns that are not in the immediate environment. To reference
a noun that is not there, a shift in body position is used to indicate a shift in noun topic.
Spatial Agreement When Giving Direction
When giving directions to someone on which way to go down a hallway in American Sign Language, you must use your eyes
and facial expressions as well as your hands to do so.
See video showing giving direction for a close turn, a medium turn, and a far-off turn.
Spatial, Plain, and Inflective Verbs
Spatial - indicates location and/or movement
Ex - The apple is on the top right corner of the desk
Plain - does not indicate subject or verb
Ex - Run
Inflective - production of sign indicates the subject and the object
Ex - Help me