LINGUIST List 13.2582

Wed Oct 9 2002

Books: Language Acquisition: Morgan, Woll (eds.)

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  1. paul, Directions in Sign Language Acquisition

Message 1: Directions in Sign Language Acquisition

Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 13:48:48 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Directions in Sign Language Acquisition

Title: Directions in Sign Language Acquisition
Series Title: Trends in Language Acquisition Research
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
Editor: Gary Morgan 
Editor: Bencie Woll 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027234728, Pages: xx, 339 pp., Price: EUR 60.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588112357, Pages: xx, 339 pp., Price: USD 55.00

As the first book of its kind, this volume with contributions from
many well known scholars brings together some of the most recent
original work on sign language acquisition in children learning a
variety of different signed languages (i.e., Brazilian Sign Language,
American SL, SL of the Netherlands, British SL, SL of Nicaragua, and
Italian SL). In addition, the volume addresses methodological and
theoretical issues in both sign language research and child language
development in general. The book includes both overview chapters
addressing matters of general concern in the study of sign language
acquisition and chapters related to more specific topics such as sign
language phonology, complex sentence structure and verb phrase
development. This book will be of interest to sign language
researchers, child language specialists and communication disorders
professionals alike. The material is presented in such a way that also
novices to the area of sign language study will find the text

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface vii 
Preface ix 
 Gary Morgan and Bencie Woll xi - xx 
Foundations of communication and the emergence of language in deaf
 Mark Marschark 1 - 28 
Phonology acquisition in Brazilian Sign Language 
 Lodenir Becker Karnopp 29 - 53 
Transcription as a tool for understanding: The Berkeley Transcription
 System for sign language research (BTS)
 Nini Hoiting and Dan I. Slobin 55 - 75 
The development of Italian Sign Language (LIS) in deaf preschoolers
 Elena Pizzuto 77 - 114 
The acquisition of verb agreement: Pointing out arguments for the
 linguistic status of agreement in signed languages
 Richard P. Meier 115 - 141 
The expression of grammatical relations by deaf toddlers learning ASL
 Brenda Schick 143 - 158 
FACES: The acquisition of non-manual morphology in ASL 
 Judy S. Reilly and Diane Anderson 159 - 181 
Are young deaf children bilingual? 
 Beppie van den Bogaerde and Anne Baker 183 - 206 
Language emergence in a language-ready brain: Acquisition 
 Judy Kegl 207 - 254 
The development of complex sentences in British Sign Language 
 Gary Morgan and Bencie Woll 255 - 275 
Afterword: A view from research on spoken language development 
 Elena V. M. Lieven 277 - 290 
Conclusions and directions for future research 
 Bencie Woll and Gary Morgan 291 - 299 
Glossary 301 - 303 
Bibliography 305 - 334 
Index 335 - 340

Lingfield(s): Language Acquisition
Language Family(ies): Sign Language (Language Code: SL)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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