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Form, meaning, and focus in American Sign Language

Author: Miako N P Rankin
Publisher: Washington, District of Columbia : Gallaudet University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Sociolinguistics in deaf communities series, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The meaning of any linguistic expression resides not only in the words, but also in the ways that those words are conveyed. In her new study, Miako N.P. Rankin highlights the crucial interrelatedness of form and meaning at all levels in order to consider specific types of American Sign Language (ASL) expression. In particular, Form, Meaning, and Focus in American Sign Language considers how ASL expresses non-agent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miako N P Rankin
ISBN: 9781563685743 1563685744
OCLC Number: 906128796
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (149 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: ""Book Title: Form, Meaning, and Focus in American Sign Language""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Editor�s Note""; ""Chapter 1: Introduction""; ""Chapter 2: Foundational Concepts""; ""Chapter 3: Features Relevant to Agent Focus in ASL""; ""Chapter 4: Defocused Agents in ASL Utterances""; ""Chapter 5: ASL Structures Used to Express Reduced Agent Focus""; ""Chapter 6: Agent Focus in ASL Texts""; ""Chapter 7 : Agent Focus in ASL-to-English Translation""; ""Chapter 8: Conclusion""; ""References""; ""Index ""
Series Title: Sociolinguistics in deaf communities series, v. 19.
Responsibility: Miako N.P. Rankin.

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The meaning of any linguistic expression resides not only in the words, but in the way those words are conveyed. This title explores this crucial interrelatedness of form and meaning in the context  Read more...

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