What's your Sign for Pizza?

What's your Sign for Pizza?

An Introduction to Variation in American Sign Language

eBook - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Explains the basic concepts of language and the structure of sign language while investigating how the language is used by different groups within the deaf community.

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Lucas, Valli (both Gallaudet U.) and Bayley (U. of Texas, San Antonio) present materials designed to introduce members of the Deaf community and the general public to the sociolinguistic variation in American Sign Language (ASL). These materials are a part of the resulting products from a seven-year research project in which deaf ASL users from seven different areas of the U.S., ranging in age from 13 to 93, were videotaped while they chatted. The text serves as a guide to video clips contained on the accompanying CD-ROM, and explores some basic concepts about language, linguistic variation in general, and phonological, syntactic and lexical variation specifically. Three supplemental readings provide further information on variation in spoken and signed languages. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington, D.C : Gallaudet University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9781563682995
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 189 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Valli, Clayton
Bayley, Robert 1943-


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Nov 04, 2009

An awesome look at the linguistic variations of American Sign Lanugage. I was fascinated. A bit drier than the title would suggest, and it requires a basic understanding of linguistic analysis, but it's still a great read. I recommend it for anyone who's curious about ASL.

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