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Books: General Linguistics

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  1. jreid, General Linguistics: Cormier/Meier/Quinto-Pozos (eds.)

Message 1: General Linguistics: Cormier/Meier/Quinto-Pozos (eds.)

Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 16:56:53 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Cormier/Meier/Quinto-Pozos (eds.)

Title: Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Editor: Kearsy A Cormier 
Editor: Richard P Meier 
Editor: David Quinto-Pozos 
Hardback: ISBN: 0521803853, Pages: 498, Price: USD 75.00
Comment: 70 figures/23 tables
Signed languages are the naturally-evolved visual-gestural languages
of deaf communities. The realization that they are true languages is
one of the great discoveries of the last thirty years of linguistic
research. This book examines the linguistic properties of many,
including detailed case studies of Hong Kong, British, Mexican and
German signed languages. The contributors focus on determining the
extent that linguistic structure is influenced by whether a language
is signed or spoken. Their answers contribute to further understanding
the organization of languages.


Richard P. Meier, Diane Brentari, Rachel Channon, David P. Corina,
Ursula C. Hildebrandt, Annette Hohenberger, Daniela Happ, Helen
Leuninger, Samuel J. Supalla, Cecile McKee, Arika Okrent, Terry
Janzen, Barbara Shaffer, Anne-Marie Currie, Keith Walters, Diane
Lillo-Martin, Roland Pfau, Gladys Tang, Felix Sze, Susan Lloyd
McBurney, Christian Rathmann, Gaurav Mathur, Karen Emmorey, Gary
Morgan, Neil Smith, Ianthi Tsimpli, Bencie Woll, David Quinto-Pozos

1. Why different, why the same? Explaining effects and non-effects of
modality upon linguistic structure in sign and speech Richard P. Meier; 
Part I. Phonological Structure in Signed Languages
2. Modality differences in sign language phonology and morphophonemics
Diane Brentari
3. Beads on a string? Representations of repetition in spoken and
signed languages Rachel Channon
4. Psycholinguistic investigations of phonological structure in
American Sign Language David P. Corina and Ursula C. Hildebrandt
5. Modality-dependent aspects of sign language production: evidence
from slips of the hands and their repairs in German Sign Language
Annette Hohenberger, Daniela Happ and Helen Leuninger
6. The role of manually coded English in language development of deaf
children Samuel J. Supalla and Cecile McKee 
Part II. Gesture and Iconicity in Sign and Speech
7. A modality-free notion of gesture and how it can help us with the
morpheme vs. gesture question in sign language linguistics (or at
least give us some criteria to work with) Arika Okrent
8. Gesture as the substrate in the process of ASL grammaticization
Terry Janzen and Barbara Shaffer
9. A cross-linguistic examination of the lexicons of four signed
languages Anne-Marie Currie, Richard P. Meier and Keith Walters; Part
III. Syntax in Sign: Few or No Effects of Modality
10. Where are all the modality effects? Diane Lillo-Martin
11. Applying morphosyntactic and phonological readjustment rules in
natural language negation Roland Pfau
12. Nominal expressions in Hong Kong Sign Language: does modality make
a difference? Gladys Tang and Felix Sze
Part IV. Using Space and Describing Space
13. Pronominal reference in signed and spoken language: are
grammatical categories modality-dependent? Susan Lloyd McBurney
14. Is verb agreement the same cross-modally? Christian Rathmann and
Gaurav Mathur
15. The effects of modality on spatial language: how signers and
speakers talk about space Karen Emmorey
16. The effects of modality on BSL development in an exceptional
learner Gary Morgan, Neil Smith, Ianthi Tsimpli and Bencie Woll
17. Deictic points in the visual/gestural and tactile/gestural
modalities David Quinto-Pozos.
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