Sign Languages in Village Communities Anthropological and Linguistic Insights

The book is a unique collection of research on sign languages that have emerged in rural communities with a high incidence of, often hereditary, deafness. These ""village sign languages"" represent the latest addition to the comparative investigation of languages in the gestural...

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Main Author: Zeshan, Ulrike
Other Authors: De Vos, Connie
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boston De Gruyter 2012, 2012
Series:Sign Language Typology [SLT]
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Summary:The book is a unique collection of research on sign languages that have emerged in rural communities with a high incidence of, often hereditary, deafness. These ""village sign languages"" represent the latest addition to the comparative investigation of languages in the gestural modality. With analyses and primary data from eleven different rural communities, the volume represents the first concerted effort by leading experts in both anthropology and linguistics to capture the social dynamics of ""deaf villages"". The chapters address pertinent issues in contemporary linguistics, such as cross
Physical Description:422 pages
ISBN:9781614512035
9781614511496
1614511497
1614512035