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TISLR 2022

Osaka, 26 September - 1 October 2022

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Concise Lexicon for Sign Linguistics

Jan Nijen Twilhaar and Beppie van den Bogaerde

This extensive, well-researched and clearly formatted lexicon of a wide variety of linguistic terms is a long overdue. It is an extremely welcome addition to the bookshelves of sign language teachers, interpreters, linguists, learners and other sign language users, and of course of the Deaf themselves.Unique to this... full description
June 2016. xi, 230 pp.
GS 8
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Deafness, Gesture and Sign Language in the 18th Century French Philosophy

Josef Fulka

The book represents a historical overview of the way the topic of gesture and sign language has been treated in the 18th century French philosophy. The texts treated are grouped into several categories based on the view they present of deafness and gesture. While some of those texts obviously view deafness and sign... full description
April 2020. vii, 166 pp.
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Directions in Sign Language Acquisition

Edited by Gary Morgan and Bencie Woll

As the first book of its kind, this volume with contributions from many well known scholars brings together some of the most recent original work on sign language acquisition in children learning a variety of different signed languages (i.e., Brazilian Sign Language, American SL, SL of the Netherlands, British SL, SL... full description
June 2002. xx, 339 pp.
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Event Structure Metaphors through the Body

Translation from English to American Sign Language

Daniel R. Roush

How do the experiences of people who have different bodies (deaf versus hearing) shape their thoughts and metaphors? Do different linguistic modes of expression (signed versus spoken) have a shaping force as well? This book investigates the metaphorical production of culturally-Deaf translators who work from English... full description
June 2018. xv, 224 pp.
Z 195
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How to do Linguistics with R

Data exploration and statistical analysis

Natalia Levshina

This book provides a linguist with a statistical toolkit for exploration and analysis of linguistic data. It employs R, a free software environment for statistical computing, which is increasingly popular among linguists. How to do Linguistics with R: Data exploration and statistical analysis is unique in its scope,... full description
November 2015. xi, 443 pp.
Z 219
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Introduction to Discourse Studies

New edition

Jan Renkema and Christoph Schubert

This new edition of Introduction to Discourse Studies (IDS) is a thoroughly revised and updated version of this successful textbook, which has been published in four languages and has become a must-read for anyone interested in the analysis of texts and discourses. Supported by an international advisory board of 14... full description
November 2018. xv, 453 pp.
GS 9
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Italian Sign Language from a Cognitive and Socio-semiotic Perspective

Implications for a general language theory

Virginia Volterra, Maria Roccaforte, Alessio Di Renzo and Sabina Fontana

This volume reveals new insights on the faculty of language. By proposing a new approach in the analysis and description of Italian Sign Language (LIS), that can be extended also to other sign languages, this book also enlightens some aspects of spoken languages, which were often overlooked in the past and only... full description
September 2022. vi, 220 pp.
LA 247
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Linguistic Foundations of Narration in Spoken and Sign Languages

Edited by Annika Hübl and Markus Steinbach

In recent years, the focus of linguistic research has shifted from sentence to larger units such as text and discourse and accordingly from syntax to semantics and pragmatics. This has led to the development and application of corresponding discourse semantic and pragmatic theories such as, for instance, (S)DRT,... full description
May 2018. xii, 311 pp.
Z 199
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The Linguistics of Sign Languages

An introduction

Edited by Anne E. Baker, Beppie van den Bogaerde, Roland Pfau and Trude Schermer

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... full description
June 2016. xv, 378 pp.
Z 229
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Professional Development in Applied Linguistics

A guide to success for graduate students and early career faculty

Edited by Luke Plonsky

Success in academia requires more than an understanding of discipline-specific literature and an ability to teach and do research. It is also necessary to develop an understanding of a range of professionally-oriented skills such as how to identify and apply to doctoral programs, how to make the most of conferences,... full description
July 2020. vi, 204 pp.
SiBil 38
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Sign Bilingualism

Language development, interaction, and maintenance in sign language contact situations

Edited by Carolina Plaza-Pust and Esperanza Morales-López

This volume provides a unique cross-disciplinary perspective on the external ecological and internal psycholinguistic factors that determine sign bilingualism, its development and maintenance at the individual and societal levels. Multiple aspects concerning the dynamics of contact situations involving a signed and a... full description
September 2008. xvi, 389 pp.
BTL 117
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The Sign Language Interpreting Studies Reader

Edited by Cynthia B. Roy and Jemina Napier

In Sign Language Interpreting (SLI) there is a great need for a volume devoted to classic and seminal articles and essays dedicated to this specific domain of language interpreting. Students, educators, and practitioners will benefit from having access to a collection of historical and influential articles that... full description
July 2015. xviii, 419 pp.
Z 101
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Sign Language in Indo-Pakistan

A description of a signed language

Ulrike Zeshan

To find a suitable framework for the description of a previously undocumented language is all the more challenging in the case of a signed language. In this book, for the first time, an indigenous Asian sign language used in deaf communities in India and Pakistan is described on all linguistically relevant levels.... full description
August 2000. xii, 178 pp.
Z 226
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Sign Language in Papua New Guinea

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

Adam Kendon †

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... full description
February 2020. xvii, 201 pp.
CILT 281
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Simultaneity in Signed Languages

Form and function

Edited by Myriam Vermeerbergen, Lorraine Leeson and Onno A. Crasborn

Signed language users can draw on a range of articulators when expressing linguistic messages, including the hands, torso, eye gaze, and mouth. Sometimes these articulators work in tandem to produce one lexical item while in other instances they operate to convey different types of information simultaneously. Over the... full description
February 2007. viii, 360 pp. (incl. CD-Rom)
BTL 63
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Topics in Signed Language Interpreting

Theory and practice

Edited by Terry Janzen

Interpreters who work with signed languages and those who work strictly with spoken languages share many of the same issues regarding their training, skill sets, and fundamentals of practice. Yet interpreting into and from signed languages presents unique challenges for the interpreter, who works with language that... full description
October 2005. xii, 362 pp.
TiLAR 25
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Understanding Deafness, Language and Cognitive Development

Essays in honour of Bencie Woll

Edited by Gary Morgan

The study of childhood deafness offers researchers many interesting insights into the role of experience and sensory inputs for the development of language and cognition. This volume provides a state of the art look at these questions and how they are being applied in the areas of clinical and educational settings. It... full description
February 2020. xv, 214 pp.
BCT 70
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Where do nouns come from?

Edited by John B. Haviland

The noun is an apparent cross-linguistic universal; nouns are central targets of language acquisition; they are frequently prototypical exemplars of Saussurian arbitrariness. This volume considers nouns in sign languages and in the evanescent performances of homesigners (and gesturers), which exhibit considerable... full description
June 2015. v, 140 pp.