Sign Language in Papua New Guinea

A primary sign language from the Upper Lagaip Valley, Enga Province

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This book presents in revised form and as a single monograph three papers on a sign language from the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea. Originally published in 1980, for more than twenty years these papers remained the only report of a sign language from that part of the world. The detailed descriptive analyses that the author provided are still fresh today, and in some respects they anticipate insights into the nature of sign languages that were not further explored until much more recently. The monograph is accompanied by two essays: Sherman Wilcox comments on value and relevance of the author’s work in the light of much more recent work on the linguistics of sign languages. An essay by Lauren Reed and Alan Rumsey provides an up to date survey of what is now known about sign languages in Papua New Guinea. Information about sign languages in the Solomon Island is also included.
[Not in series, 226]  2020.  xvii, 201 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
ix–xiii
Films used in the analysis
xv–xvi
Conventions for signs and utterance examples: Conventions followed in referring to signs in the text and in the presentation of examples of signed utterances
xvii
Introduction
1–9
Chapter 1. General properties of signs
11–16
Chapter 2. Processes of sign formation
17–35
Chapter 3. Iconicity: How signs relate to their referents
37–63
Chapter 4. On the uses of pointing
65–74
Chapter 5. Concurrent action
75–89
Chapter 6. Aspects of discourse construction
90–108
Chapter 7. Conclusions
109–114
References
115–119
Appendix: Signs from the Upper Lagaip Valley (Enga) described
121–139
Sign Languages in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Lauren W. Reed and Alan Rumsey
141–183
Kendon’s work on a signed language from the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea: Some Implications
Sherman Wilcox
185–196
Name Index
197–198
Topic Index
199–201
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFZ – Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication
BISAC Subject: LAN017000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Sign Language
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019039757