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Sign Languages in Contact (Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities Series, Vol. 13)
Sign Languages in Contact (Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities Series, Vol. 13)

The 13th Volume in the Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities Series This volume collects for the first time various accounts of contact between sign languages throughout the world, presenting an exciting opportunity to further understand the structural and social factors of this linguistic component in Deaf communities. Editor...

It's Not What You Sign, It's How You Sign It: Politeness in American Sign Language
It's Not What You Sign, It's How You Sign It: Politeness in American Sign Language

People may not always remember the specifics of a conversation, but they do remember their overall impressions of the other person, as well as how well they felt the conversation proceeded. For example, they may recall whether or not they felt the other person was cooperative, and whether or not the other person was friendly, polite,...

Advances in Teaching Sign Language Interpreters (The Interpreter Education Series, Vol. 2)
Advances in Teaching Sign Language Interpreters (The Interpreter Education Series, Vol. 2)

Picking up where Innovative Practices in Teaching Sign Language Interpreters left off, this new collection presents the best new interpreter teaching techniques proven in action by the eminent contributors assembled here. In the first chapter, Dennis Cokely discusses revising curricula in the new century based upon experiences at...

Many Ways to Be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities
Many Ways to Be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities

The core arguments of this book’s chapters were written before September 11, 2001. This preface was written shortly afterwards. For us, the tragedy of 9–11 makes an international perspective even more important than before, and that perspective is exactly what this book provides. Deaf communities, like all communities, have...

Turn-Taking, Fingerspelling, and Contact in Signed Languages (Gallaudet Sociolinguistics)
Turn-Taking, Fingerspelling, and Contact in Signed Languages (Gallaudet Sociolinguistics)

Volume 8 of the Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series continues the tradition of the series with a collection of papers ranging in topics from variation in fingerspelling and the outcomes of ASL-English contact to the structure of sign language discourse, turn-taking strategies, and language attitudes. With studies in this volume from the...

 
   
   
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