The Linguistics of British Sign Language

An Introduction

Author: Rachel Sutton-Spence

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

View: 791

This is the first textbook dealing specifically with British sign linguistics. It provides essential support for learners of British Sign Language and others interested in the structure and use of BSL, and assumes no previous knowledge of linguistics and sign language. Technical terms and linguistic jargon are kept to a minimum. The book contains over three hundred illustrations and an index of signs and sign phrases. There are also exercises and a reading list for further independent study.

The Linguistics of British Sign Language

An Introduction

Author: Rachel Sutton-Spence

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

View: 566

This is the first textbook dealing specifically with British sign linguistics. It provides essential support for learners of British Sign Language and others interested in the structure and use of BSL, and assumes no previous knowledge of linguistics and sign language. Technical terms and linguistic jargon are kept to a minimum. The book contains over three hundred illustrations and an index of signs and sign phrases. There are also exercises and a reading list for further independent study.

The Linguistics of British Sign Language

An Introduction

Author: Rachel Sutton-Spence

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

View: 634

This is the first textbook dealing specifically with British sign linguistics. It provides essential support for learners of British Sign Language and others interested in the structure and use of BSL, and assumes no previous knowledge of linguistics and sign language. Technical terms and linguistic jargon are kept to a minimum. The book contains over three hundred illustrations and an index of signs and sign phrases. There are also exercises and a reading list for further independent study.

British Sign Language

Author: Margaret Deuchar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 248

View: 543

This first linguistic study of British Sign Language is written for students of linguistics, for deaf and hearing sign language researchers, for teachers and social workers for the deaf. The author cross-refers to American Sign Language, which has usually been more extensively studied by linguists, and compares the two languages.

Sign Language

The Study of Deaf People and Their Language

Author: Jim G. Kyle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

View: 727

This book provides a study of the communication and culture of deaf people, particularly among a community of the deaf in Britain. The authors' goal is to inform educators, psychologists, linguists, and professionals working with deaf people about the rich language the deaf have developed for themselves--a language of movement and space, of the hands and the eyes, of abstract communication as well as iconic story-telling. Early chapters discuss the history of sign language use, its social aspects and the issues surrounding the language acquisition of deaf children. The book's core examines the linguistic and psychological study of British Sign Language and compares and contrasts it with other signed languages. The book concludes with an examination of the applications of sign language research, particularly to education.

The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages

Author: Ceil Lucas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

View: 557

An accessible introduction to the major areas of sociolinguistics as they relate to sign languages and deaf communities.

Dictionary of British Sign Language/English

Author: David Brien

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: British Sign Language

Page: 1084

View: 968

British Sign Language (B.S.L.) is the visual gestural language of the Deaf community in Britain and is the first or preferred language of over 70,000 people. This is the first major B.S.L./English Dictionary to be published. It contains over 1,800 photographed sign entries ordered by linguistic principles according to the visual characteristics of the language. Each entry is notated with a description of how to produce the sign. A guide to the meaning(s) of each sign is provided in English. The dictionary will be of particular interest to hearing and Deaf people (and their tutors) engaged in learning B.S.L. or English as a second language. Whether you want to learn B.S.L or teach it - or just improve your vocabulary - the Dictionary of British Sign Language is the authoritative place to begin. The Dictionary of British Sign Language was compiled for the British Deaf Association by the Deaf Studies Research Unit at the University of Durham.

Analysing Sign Language Poetry

Author: R. Sutton-Spence

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

View: 694

This new study is a major contribution to sign language study and to literature generally, looking at the complex grammatical, phonological and morphological systems of sign language linguistic structure and their role in sign language poetry and performance. Chapters deal with repetition and rhyme, symmetry and balance, neologisms, ambiguity, themes, metaphor and allusion, poem and performance, and blending English and sign language poetry. Major poetic performances in both BSL and ASL - with emphasis on the work of the deaf poet Dorothy Miles - are analysed using the tools provided in the book.

Research Methods in Sign Language Studies

A Practical Guide

Author: Eleni Orfanidou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 750

Research Methods in Sign Language Studies is a landmark work on sign language research, which spans the fields of linguistics, experimental and developmental psychology, brain research, and language assessment. Examines a broad range of topics, including ethical and political issues, key methodologies, and the collection of linguistic, cognitive, neuroscientific, and neuropsychological data Provides tips and recommendations to improve research quality at all levels and encourages readers to approach the field from the perspective of diversity rather than disability Incorporates research on sign languages from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa Brings together top researchers on the subject from around the world, including many who are themselves deaf