Sign Language Acquisition

| University of Amsterdam
| University College London
ISBN 9789027222442 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
ISBN 9789027289599 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
How children acquire a sign language and the stages of sign language development are extremely important topics in sign linguistics and deaf education, with studies in this field enabling assessment of an individual child’s communicative skills in comparison to others. In order to do research in this area it is important to use the right methodological tools. The contributions to this volume address issues covering the basics of doing sign acquisition research, the use of assessment tools, problems of transcription, analyzing narratives and carrying out interaction studies. It serves as an ideal reference source for any researcher or student of sign languages who is planning to do such work. This volume was originally published as a Special Issue of Sign Language & Linguistics 8:1/2 (2005)
[Benjamins Current Topics, 14]  2008.  xi, 167 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors' preface
Anne E. Baker and Bencie Woll
Methods and procedures in sign language acquisition studies
Anne E. Baker, Beppie van den Bogaerde and Bencie Woll
Review of Sign Language Assessment Instruments
Tobias Haug
Some observations on the use of HamNoSys in the context of the phonetic transcription of children's signing
Ritva Takkinen
Transcription of child sign language: A focus on narrative
Gary Morgan
Adult-child interaction in BSL nursery — getting their attention
Sandra Smith and Rachel Sutton-Spence
Code mixing in mother-child interaction in deaf families
Beppie van den Bogaerde and Anne E. Baker
“[...] an excellent introduction to the methodological issues surrounding sign language research. [...] This book is key reading for anyone interested in working in sign language acquisition.”
“[...] a possible standard reference for those already working in child acquisition, education and deaf studies, and [...] a much-needed academic source on a topic, that has not received neraly enough attention in the field of sign language linguistics, namely, methodology.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFZ – Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008036039 | Marc record