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Grammar, gesture, and meaning in American Sign Language

Author: Scott K Liddell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2003.
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In sign languages of the deaf, now recognized as fully legitimate human languages, some signs can meaningfully point toward things or can be meaningfully placed in the space ahead of the signer. This book focuses on American Sign Language to examine the grammatical and conceptual purposes served by these signs.
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Liddell, Scott K., 1946-
Grammar, gesture, and meaning in American Sign Language.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002074189
(OCoLC)50280190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott K Liddell
ISBN: 0511065167 9780511065163 0521816203 9780521816205 0521016509 9780521016506 0511058837 9780511058837 0511073623 9780511073625 9781139148337 1139148338 9780511615054 0511615051 1280420014 9781280420016 9786610420018 6610420017
OCLC Number: 57371438
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 384 pages) : illustrations
Contents: American Sign Language as a language --
A sketch of the grammar of ASL --
Pronouns and real space --
Indicating verbs and real space --
Surrogates --
Directing signs at locations and things --
Tokens --
Buoys --
Depicting verbs --
Five brothers --
Grammar, gesture, and meaning.
Responsibility: Scott K. Liddell.
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