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Linguistics of American Sign Language : an introduction

Author: Clayton Valli; Ceil Lucas; Kristin J Mulrooney
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Clerc Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"Featuring a completely revised section on morphology and syntax, 18 new and updated readings, and new homework assignments based on the accompanying DVD, the fourth edition of Linguistics of American Sign Language expands its purview as the standard introduction to ASL linguistics available today." "Updated references and expanded readings delineate all the fundamental linguistic concepts, including phonology,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clayton Valli; Ceil Lucas; Kristin J Mulrooney
ISBN: 1563682834 9781563682834
OCLC Number: 58546482
Description: xiv, 551 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements: For PC: Windows 2000 or higher; Pentium 2 processor or equivalent; 400 MHZ; 64 MB RAM; Direct X5. For Mac: OS 9 or higher; G3; 400 MHZ; 64 MB RAM.
Contents: pt. 1. Basic concepts --
Defining language --
pt. 2. Phonology --
Unit 1. Signs have parts --
Unit 2. Stokoe system --
Unit 3. concept of sequentiality in the description of signs --
Unit 4. Liddell and Johnson movement --
hold model --
Unit 5. Phonological processes --
Unit 6. Summary --
pt. 3. Morphology and syntax --
Unit 1. Phonology vs. morphology --
Unit 2. Deriving nouns from verbs in ASL --
Unit 3. Compounds --
Unit 4. Lexicalized fingerspelling and loan signs --
Unit 5. Numeral incorporation --
Unit 6. function of space in ASL --
Unit 7. Verbs in ASL --
Unit 8. Simple sentences in ASL --
Unit 9. Classifier predicates --
Unit 10. Classifier predicates and signer perspective --
Unit 11. Temporal aspect --
Unit 12. Derivational vs. inflectional morphology --
Unit 13. Syntax --
Unit 14. Basic sentence types --
Unit 15. Time in ASL --
pt. 4. Semantics --
Unit 1. meaning of individual signs --
Unit 2. meaning of sentences --
pt. 5. Language in use --
Unit 1. Variation and historical change --
Unit 2. ASL discourse --
Unit 3. Bilingualism and language contact --
Unit 4. Language as art --
pt. 6. Supplemental readings --
Analyzing signs / Robbin Battison --
File 1.1. Why study language? --
File 1.2. Course objectives --
File 1.3. "Good" language --
File 1.4. Arbitrariness in language --
Signs have parts : a simple idea / Robbin Battison --
Introduction to A dictionary of American sign language / William C. Stokoe, Dorothy C. Casterline and Carl G. Croneberg --
File 3.1. What is phonetics? --
File 3.2. Representing speech sounds --
File 4.1. What is phonology? --
File 4.2. value of sounds : phonemes --
File 4.3. Phonological rules --
American sign language : the phonological base / Scott K. Liddell and Robert E. Johnson --
File 5.1. Morphology : words and word formation --
File 5.3. hierarchical structure of derived words --
File 5.4. Morphological processes --
confluence of space and language in signed languages / Karen Emmorey --
Indicating verbs and pronouns : pointing away from agreement / Scott K. Liddell --
Syntax : sentences and their structure / Edward Finegan and Niko Besnier --
Syntax : the analysis of sentence structure / William O'Grady --
Semantics : the analysis of meaning / William O'Grady --
File 10.1. Introduction to language variation --
File 10.2. Variation at different levels of linguistic structure --
File 10.3. Language and socioeconomic status --
Analyzing variation in sign languages : theoretical and methodological issues / Rob Hoopes, Mary Rose, Robert Bayley, Ceil Lucas, Alyssa Wulf, Karen Petronio and Steven Collins --
Sociolinguistic aspects of the black deaf community / Anthony J. Aramburo --
Variation : basic concepts / Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley and Clayton Valli --
Discourse analysis / Melanie Metzger and Ben Bahan --
Language contact in the American deaf community / Ceil Lucas and Clayton Valli.
Responsibility: Clayton Valli, Ceil Lucas, Kristin J. Mulrooney.
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