Publication details [#61372]

Haviland, John B. 2016. “But you said ‘four sheep’ …!”: (sign) language, ideology, and self (esteem) across generations in a Mayan family. Language & Communication 46 : 62–94.
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Article in journal
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Language as a subject
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Contributing a novel sign language to an inventory of differentially evaluated language varieties, including Tzotzil and Spanish, -positioning the signers of a single extended household in highland Chiapas with respect to hearing speakers and to one another-, illustrates both rapid language creation and change and ideology evolution of apt language form and use in even such a minimal speech/sign community.