The Sociolinguistics of the Deaf Community

Author: Ceil Lucas
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483296393
Format: PDF
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This is a unified collection of the best and most current empirical studies of socio-linguistic issues in the deaf community, including topics such as studies of sign language variation, language contact and change, and sign language policy. Established linguistic concerns with deaf language are reexamined and redefined, and several new issues of general importance to all sociolinguists are raised and explored. This is a book which interests all sociolinguists as well as deaf professionals, teachers of the deaf, sign language interpreters, and anyone else dealing on a day-to-day basis with the everyday language choices that deaf persons must make. Key Features This is a unified collection of the best and most current empirical studies of sociolinguistic issues in the deaf community, including topics such as: * Studies of Sign Language Variation * Language contact and Change * Sign Language Policy * Language Attitudes * Sign Language Discourse Analysis

Sociolinguistics and Deaf Communities

Author: Adam C. Schembri
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107051940
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides an up-to-date overview of the main areas of the sociolinguistics of sign languages.

Multicultural Aspects of Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities

Author: Ceil Lucas
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563681080
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This collection offers a wide variety of fascinating studies that consider multicultural aspects among deaf people worldwide. Mala Kleinfeld and Noni Warner investigate variation in the use of gay, lesbian, and bisexual signs in the Deaf community; Jan Branson, Don Miller, and Gede Marsaja, assisted by Wayan Negara, profile a deaf village in Bali, Indonesia in which hearing people are fluent in both sign and spoken languages. Alejandro Oviedo comments on bilingual deaf education in Venezuela, and Sara Schley outlines the sociolinguistic and educational implications of comparing ASL and English word definitions. Susan Mather discusses initiation in visually constructed dialogue from reading books with 3 - 8-year-old students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Pietro Celo offers insights on the interrogative in Italian Sign Language, and Julie Wilson examines narrative structure in American Sign Language (ASL) through her analysis of the tobacco story. Rhonda Jacobs completes this significant, wideranging volume with her research on second language learning, as she presents the case for ASL as a truly foreign language by posing the question, Just how hard is it to learn ASL?

The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages

Author: Ceil Lucas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794749
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An accessible introduction to the major areas of sociolinguistics as they relate to sign languages and deaf communities.

Bilingualism and Identity in Deaf Communities

Author: Melanie Metzger
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563680953
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Akin to the questions of perception and identity, a second theme pervasive in this collection, is the impact of bilingualism in deaf communities. Peter C. Hauser offers a study of an American child proficient in both American Sign Language (ASL) and Cued English while Annica Detthow analyzes "transliteration" between Spoken Swedish and Swedish Sign Language. Like its predecessors, this sixth volume of the Sociolinguistics series distinguishes itself by the depth and diversity of its research, making it a welcome addition to any scholar's library.

Language Attitudes in the American Deaf Community

Author: Joseph Christopher Hill
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781563685453
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Hill's new study shows various contradictions in the use of signed languages by exploring the linguistic and social factors that govern such stereotypical perceptions of social groups about signing differences.

Storytelling and Conversation

Author: Elizabeth A. Winston
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563680816
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In this intriguing book, renowned sociolinguistics experts explore the importance of discourse analysis, a process that examines patterns of language to understand how users build cooperative understanding in dialogues. It presents discourse analyses of sign languages native to Bali, Italy, England, and the United States. Studies of internal context review the use of space in ASL to discuss space, how space in BSL is used to “package” complex narrative tasks, how signers choose linguistic tools to structure storytelling, and how affect, emphasis, and comment are added in text telephone conversations. Inquiries into external contexts observe the integration of deaf people and sign language into language communities in Bali, and the language mixing that occurs between deaf parents and their hearing children. Both external and internal contexts are viewed together, first in an examination of applying internal ASL text styles to teaching written English to Deaf students and then in a consideration of the language choices of interpreters who must shift footing to manage the “interpreter’s paradox.” Storytelling and Conversation casts new light on discourse analysis, which will make it a welcome addition to the sociolinguistics canon.

Language and the Law in Deaf Communities

Author: Ceil Lucas
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563681431
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Three attorneys and three linguistics scholars contribute five essays focusing on the intersection of language and law in deaf communities. Coverage includes the language problems of minorities in legal settings, the interrogation of deaf people, interpretation issues for juries that include deaf pe

To the Lexicon and Beyond

Author: Mieke van Herreweghe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781563683060
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Volume 10 of the series explores sociolinguistics in various European Deaf communities in Finland, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Pinky Extension and Eye Gaze

Author: Ceil Lucas
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563680700
Format: PDF
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This volume's ten meticulously prepared chapters reflect the refinements of research in six major sociolinguistics areas. Rob Hoopes' work, "A Preliminary Examination of Pinky Extension: Suggestions Regarding Its Occurrence, Constraints, and Function", commences Part One: Variation with a sound explanation of this American Sign Language (ASL) phonological characteristic. Part Two: Languages in Contact includes findings by Jean Ann on contact between Taiwanese Sign Language and written Taiwanese. Priscilla Shannon Gutierrez considers the relationship of educational policy with language and cognition in deaf children in Part Three: Language in Education, and in Part Four: Discourse Analysis, Melanie Metzger discusses eye gaze and pronominal reference in ASL. Part Five: Second-Language Learning presents the single chapter "An Acculturation Model for ASL Learners", by Mike Kemp. Sarah E. Burns defines Irish Sign Language as Ireland's second minority language after Gaelic, in Part Six: Language Attitudes, the final area of concentration in this rigorously researched volume. These studies and the others by the respected scholars featured in Pinky Extension and Eye Gaze make it an outstanding and eminently valuable addition to this series.