Parentese: baby-directed talk in sign language

Parentese (known as "motherese" in traditional term) is defined as "a type of infant directed talk or 'baby talk' which many parents use to communicate with their infants." It is found in many cultures across the world. And, of course, also found in signed languages.

Some of the following typical characteristics of parentese found similarly in signed language and spoken language are:

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