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Sign languages

Author: Diane Brentari
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2010.
Series: Cambridge language surveys.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This thematic and geographic overview examines more than forty sign languages from around the world.

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Brentari
ISBN: 9780521883702 0521883709
OCLC Number: 428024472
Description: xxi, 691 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Diane Brentari --
Transmission of sign languages in Northern Europe / Penny Boyes Braem and Christian Rathmann --
Transmission of sign languages in Latin America / Claire Ramsey and David Quinto-Pozos --
Transmission of sign languages in the Nordic countries / Brita Bergman and Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen --
Transmission of sign languages in Mediterranean Europe / Josep Quer, Laura Mazzoni and Galini Sapountzaki --
Transmission of sign languages in Africa / Dorothy Lule and Lars Wallin --
Transmission of Polish sign systems / Piotr Wojda --
Notation systems / Harry van der Hulst and Rachel Channon --
Verb agreement in sign language morphology / Gaurav Mathur and Christian Rathmann --
Functional markers in sign languages / Sandro Zucchi [and others] --
Clause structure / Ronice Müller de Quadros and Diane Lillo-Martin --
Factors that form classifier signs / Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen --
Handshape contrasts in sign language phonology / Diane Brentari and Petra Eccarius --
Syllable structure in sign language phonology / Tommi Jantunen and Ritva Takkinen --
Grammaticalization in sign languages / Sherman Wilcox, Paolo Rossini and Elena Antinoro Pizzuto --
The semantics-phonology interface / Ronnie B. Wilbur --
Nonmanuals : their grammatical and prosodic roles / Roland Pfau and Josep Quer --
Sign languages in West Africa / Victoria Nyst --
Sign languages in the Arab world / Kinda Al-Fityani and Carol Padden --
Variation in American Sign Language / Ceil Lucas and Robert Bayley --
Sociolinguistic variation in British, Australian and New Zealand Sign Languages / Adam Schembri [and others] --
Variation in East Asian sign language structures / Susan Fischer and Qunhu Gong --
Crosslinguistic variation in prosodic cues / Gladys Tang [and others] --
Deixis in an emerging sign language / Marie Coppola and Anne Senghas --
The grammar of space in two new sign languages / Carol Padden [and others].
Series Title: Cambridge language surveys.
Responsibility: edited by Diane Brentari.
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'... an extremely helpful snapshot of where Sign Language research finds itself and should prove to be a route map for future research into as yet unchartered territory.' Debra Aarons, School of Read more...

 
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