Sign Language & Linguistics

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Editors
ORCID logoRoland Pfau | University of Amsterdam
Pamela Perniss | Universität zu Köln

Sign Language & Linguistics is a peer-reviewed, international journal which aims to increase our understanding of language by providing an academic forum for researchers to discuss sign languages in the larger context of natural language, crosslinguistically and crossmodally. SLL presents studies that apply existing theoretical insights to sign language in order to further our understanding of SL; it investigates and expands our knowledge of grammar based on the study of SL and it specifically addresses the effect of modality (signed vs. spoken) on the structure of grammar.

SLL publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 1387-9316 | E-ISSN: 1569-996X
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https://doi.org/10.1075/sll
Latest articles

18 April 2024

  • Doubling in Hong Kong Sign Language
    Emily Koenders
  • 2 April 2024

  • Derivation in Catalan Sign Language (LSC) : Towards a morphology of LSC
    (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2023)
    Aida Villaécija | SLL 27:1 (2024) pp. 125–136
  • 25 March 2024

  • Kata Kolok phonology – variation & acquisition
    (Radboud University, 2022)
    Hannah Lutzenberger | SLL 27:1 (2024) pp. 103–115
  • 19 March 2024

  • The role of iconicity and simultaneity in efficient communication in the visual modality : Evidence from LIS (Italian Sign Language)
    (Radboud University, 2022)
    Anita Slonimska | SLL 27:1 (2024) pp. 116–124
  • 14 March 2024

  • What is iconicity? The view from sign languages
    Fabian Bross | SLL 27:1 (2024) p. 73
  • 16 January 2024

  • Noun classifiers in Hong Kong Sign Language
    Emily Koenders | SLL 27:1 (2024) pp. 35–72
  • 9 January 2024

  • Torso articulation in sign languages
    Donna Jo Napoli Rachel Sutton-Spence | SLL 27:1 (2024) pp. 1–34
  • 8 January 2024

  • Editors’ Notepad
    SLL 26:2 (2023) p. 175
  • 28 November 2023

  • Variation of sign parameters in narrative and expository discourse : A view from Israeli Sign Language
    Shirit Cohen-Koka , Bracha Nir Irit Meir | SLL 26:2 (2023) pp. 218–257
  • 24 November 2023

  • Iconicity as a pervasive force in language : Evidence from Ghanaian Sign Language and Adamorobe Sign Language
    (University of Brighton, 2021)
    Mary Edward | SLL 26:2 (2023) pp. 323–331
  • 23 October 2023

  • Units of sub-sign meaning in NGT : A toolbox for sub-sign meaning in a lexical database
    Inge Zwitserlood , Els van der Kooij Onno Crasborn | SLL 26:2 (2023) pp. 276–322
  • 14 September 2023

  • Wh-doubling in German Sign Language : Why not sluicing?
    Fabian Bross | SLL 26:2 (2023) pp. 258–275
  • 31 August 2023

  • Esharani grammatical sketch: An initial description of the lexicon and grammar
    (Gallaudet University, 2022)
    Ardavan Guity | SLL 26:2 (2023) pp. 332–343
  • 25 July 2023

  • Word order in simple sentences of tri-lingual tri-modal deaf students
    Rama Novogrodsky , Rose Stamp Sabrin Shaban-Rabah | SLL 26:1 (2023) pp. 37–63
  • 3 July 2023

  • The count-mass distinction in Hong Kong Sign Language : A typological study into the surface manifestations and the grammatical encoding of the count-mass distinction in Hong Kong Sign Language using the framework of Distributed Morphology
    (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2022)
    Emily A.J. Koenders | SLL 26:2 (2023) pp. 344–356
  • 15 June 2023

  • Strategies for new word formation in NGT : A case for simultaneous morphology
    Els van der Kooij , Inge Zwitserlood Onno Crasborn | SLL 26:2 (2023) pp. 176–217
  • 6 June 2023

  • Subject agreement in control and modal constructions in Russian Sign Language : Implications for the hierarchy of person features
    Evgeniia Khristoforova | SLL 26:1 (2023) p. 64
  • 18 April 2023

  • Neurophysiological evidence for the first mention effect during pronominal reference resolution in German Sign Language
    Anne Wienholz , Derya Nuhbalaoglu-Ayan , Nivedita Mani , Annika Herrmann , Edgar Onea Markus Steinbach | SLL 26:1 (2023) pp. 117–138
  • 4 April 2023

  • Classifiers, argument expression, and age of acquisition effects in Turkish Sign Language (TİD)
    Hande Sevgi Kadir Gökgöz | SLL 26:1 (2023) pp. 1–36
  • 30 March 2023

  • Roland Pfau , Aslı Göksel Jana Hosemann (eds). 2021. Our lives – our stories: Life experiences of elderly Deaf people
    Reviewed by Serpil Karabüklü | SLL 26:1 (2023) pp. 159–169
  • 17 March 2023

  • Focus and contrast in Catalan Sign Language (LSC): Form and interpretation
    (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2022)
    Alexandra Navarrete-González | SLL 26:1 (2023) pp. 149–158
  • 21 February 2023

  • How social structure affects the persistence and features of sign languages
    (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2022)
    Katie Mudd | SLL 26:1 (2023) pp. 139–148
  • 2 December 2022

  • Jeremy L. Brunson (ed). 2022. Legal interpreting: Teaching, research, and practice
    Reviewed by Ran Yi | SLL 26:1 (2023) pp. 170–174
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    Editorial Board
    Natasha Abner | University of Michigan
    Diane Brentari | University of Chicago
    Brendan Costello | Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
    ORCID logoKaren Emmorey | San Diego State University
    Vadim Kimmelman | University of Bergen
    Okan Kubus | Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
    ORCID logoDiane Lillo-Martin | University of Connecticut, Storrs
    Lara Mantovan | University Ca’ Foscari, Venice
    Claude Mauk | University of Pittsburgh
    Corrine Occhino | University of Texas at Austin
    Gerardo Ortega | University of Birmingham
    Carol A. Padden | University of California, San Diego
    Christian Rathmann | Humboldt Universität Berlin
    Wendy Sandler | University of Haifa
    ORCID logoMarkus Steinbach | Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen
    ORCID logoFelix Y.B. Sze | Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Ronnie B. Wilbur | Purdue University
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    The purpose of Sign Language & Linguistics is to increase understanding of language by providing a forum for researchers to discuss sign languages in the larger context of natural language, crosslinguistically and crossmodally. SLL seeks high quality papers exploring the challenges and contributions that the study of sign languages can offer to theoretical linguistics. Submissions are encouraged which:

    a) apply existing theoretical insights to sign languages to further the understanding of SL;
    b) investigate, evaluate, and expand our knowledge of grammar based on the study of SL; or
    c) specifically address the effect of modality (signed vs. spoken) on the structure of grammar.

    Descriptive studies should offer facts embedded in, and in relation to, a theory against which they can be interpreted. Similarly, theoretical generalizations should be supported with robust evidence; the (in)adequacies of alternative analyses should be considered. The paper should reflect the author's thorough familiarity with the existing literature, its strengths and its weaknesses. To increase the accessibility of manuscripts to the larger linguistic audience, authors are encouraged to include accompanying videorecorded examples.

    Areas of linguistics covered include: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonetics/kinematics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and typology.

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    Main BIC Subject

    CFZ: Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General