The Linguistics of Sign Languages

An introduction

Editors
| University of Amsterdam & Stellenbosch University
| HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
| University of Amsterdam
| Nederlands Gebarencentrum
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ISBN 9789027212306 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
 
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How different are sign languages across the world? Are individual signs and signed sentences constructed in the same way across these languages? What are the rules for having a conversation in a sign language? How do children and adults learn a sign language? How are sign languages processed in the brain? These questions and many more are addressed in this introductory book on sign linguistics using examples from more than thirty different sign languages. Comparisons are also made with spoken languages.

This book can be used as a self-study book or as a text book for students of sign linguistics. Each chapter concludes with a summary, some test-yourself questions and assignments, as well as a list of recommended texts for further reading.

The book is accompanied by a website containing assignments, video clips and links to web resources.

[Not in series, 199]  2016.  xv, 378 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFZ – Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication
BISAC Subject: LAN017000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Sign Language
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015047984 | Marc record