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Message 1: Progress in Sign Language Research

Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 15:52:07 +0000
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Subject: Progress in Sign Language Research

Title: Progress in Sign Language Research
Subtitle: In Honor of Siegmund Prillwitz
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Signum Verlag
Availability: Available
Editor: Rolf Schulmeister 
Editor: Heimo Reimitzer 
To celebrate the 60th birthday of Siegmund Prillwitz, founder of the
Institute for German Sign Language at Hamburg University, and to
honour his thirty years of commitment in the field of sign language
research, sixteen renowned researchers and research teams from all
over the world have published a Festschrift titled "Fortschritte in
der Geb�rdensprachforschung - Festschrift f�r Siegmund Prillwitz /
Progress in Sign Language Research - In Honor of Siegmund Prillwitz".
The list of contributors is ample evidence of Siegmund Prillwitz'
high standing in the international research community:
Harlan Lane, Carol Padden, Sherman Wilcox, Philip M. Prinz, Dan I.
Slobin and Ronnie Wilbur from the USA, Adam Schembri from Australia,
Bencie Woll and Jim Kyle from England, Nini Hoiting from the
Netherlands, Penny Boyes-Braem from Switzerland, Elena Pizzuto and
Virginia Volterra from Italy, Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen from
Denmark, Franz Dotter from Austria, Chrissostomos Papaspyrou from
Greece, Renate Fischer, Thomas Hanke and Hubert Wudtke from Germany.

The volume's double title in German and English is due to the fact
that thirteen of the sixteen papers have been written in English and
only three in German. The Festschrift contributions cover topics
about in the history of sign language communities, linguistic
analyses in sign language research, and insights from education and
training. Reflecting the authors' countries of origin, the papers
relate to several European and non-European sign languages, and in
many cases even compare several languages, with the authors generally
succeeding in bringing out the important universal linguistic aspects.

Preface: He had a Dream

History and Evolution

Origins of the American Deaf-World / Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard,
	Mary French
How the Alphabet Came to be Used in a Sign Language / Carol A. Padden
The Dictionary of the Abb� de l'Ep�e And His 'Methodical Signs' /
	Renate Fischer
The Gesture-Language Interface: Evidence from Signed Languages /
	Sherman Wilcox
Promising Progress / Jim Kyle

Sign Language Research

The Representation of Motion Events in Signed Language and Gesture /
	Adam Schembri
Sign, Stroke and the / Bencie Woll
Gestures in Signing: The Presentation Gesture in Danish Sign Language
	Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen
Negationsformen in der �sterreichischen Geb�rdensprache / Andrea
	Skant, Ingeborg Okorn, Elisabeth Bergmeister, Franz Dotter,
	Marlene Hilzensauer, Manuela Hobel, Klaudia Krammer, Reinhold
	Orter, Natalie Unterberger 
The Interpretation of Signs By (Hearing and Deaf) Members of Different
	Cultures / Penny Boyes Braem, Elena Pizzuto, Virginia Volterra
Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Sign Language and Literacy
	Development / Philip M. Prinz
Phrase Structure in ASL and �GS / Ronnie Wilbur 
HamNoSys in a Sign Language Generation Context / Thomas Hanke

Education and Training

What a Deaf Child Needs to See: Advantages of a Natural Sign Language
	over a Sign System / Nini Hoiting, Dan I. Slobin
Integration Geh�rloser in das allgemeine Bildungswesen: �berwindung
	der Sprachbarriere / Chrissostomos Papaspyrou
Geh�rlose Kinder und ihre h�renden Erzieher, Hubert Wudtke
Lingfield(s): Language Description
		Linguistic Theories
Language Family(ies): Sign Language

Written In: English (Language Code: English)
	 German (Language Code: German)
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