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The signs of language

Author: Edward S Klima; Ursula Bellugi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward S Klima; Ursula Bellugi
ISBN: 0674807952 9780674807952 0674807960 9780674807969
OCLC Number: 4569939
Description: xii, 417 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. The Two Faces of Sign --
1. Iconicity in Signs and Signing --
2. Properties of Symbols in a Silent Language --
3. Historical Change: From Iconic to Arbitrary --
Part II. The Structure of the Sign --
4. Remembering without Words: Manual Memory --
5. Slips of the Hands --
6. A Comparison of Chinese and American Signs --
7. A Feature Analysis of Handshapes --
8. The Rate of Speaking and Signing --
Part III. Grammatical Processes --
9. On the Creation of New Lexical Items by Compounding --
10. Linguistic Expression of Category Levels --
11. Aspectual Modulations on Adjectival Predicates --
12. The Structured Use of Space and Movement: Morphological Processes --
Part IV. The Heightened Use of Language --
13. Wit and Plays on Signs --
14. Poetry and Song in a Language without Sound --
Appendix A. Notation --
Appendix B. Conventions Employed in Illustrations.
Responsibility: Edward S. Klima, Ursula Bellugi, with Robbin Battison . [and others].

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An excellent book...It can be recommended not only to the specialist, but to readers with no previous knowledge of sign language.--Peyton Todd "Journal of Communication "

 
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