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LINGUIST List 17.2310

Sun Aug 13 2006

Books: Cognitive Science/ Linguistic Theories: Sandler, Lillo-Martin

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Sign Language and Linguistic Universals: Sandler, Lillo-Martin


Message 1: Sign Language and Linguistic Universals: Sandler, Lillo-Martin
Date: 10-Aug-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Sign Language and Linguistic Universals: Sandler, Lillo-Martin


Title: Sign Language and Linguistic Universals
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521483956

Author: Wendy Sandler
Author: Diane Lillo-Martin
Hardback: ISBN: 0521482488 Pages: 570 Price: U.S. $ 95.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521483956 Pages: 570 Price: U.S. $ 45.00
Abstract:

Sign languages are of great interest to linguists because, while they are
produced by the same brain, their physical transmission differs greatly
from that of spoken languages. Wendy Sandler and Diane Lillo-Martin compare
spoken languages with those that are signed, in order to seek universal
properties of human languages. No prior background in sign language
linguistics is assumed, and numerous pictures are provided to make
descriptions accessible to readers.

Contents

Part I. Introduction:
1. One human language or two?;
Part II. Morphology:
2. Morphology: introduction;
3. Inflectional morphology;
4. Derivational morphology;
5. Classifier constructions;
6. Entering the lexicon: lexicalization, back formation and cross-modal
borrowing;
7. Morphology: conclusion;
Part III. Phonology:
8. Meaningless linguistic elements and how they pattern;
9. Sequentiality and simultaneity in sign language phonology;
10. Hand configuration;
11. Location: feature content and segmental status;
12. The non-dominant hand in the sign language lexicon;
13. Movement;
14. Is there a syllable in sign language?;
15. Prosody;
16. Phonology: theoretical implications;
Part IV. Syntax:
17. Syntax: introduction;
18. Clausal structure;
19. Clausal structure across sign languages;
20. Variations and extensions on basic sentence structures;
21. Pronouns;
22. Topic and focus;
23. WH-questions;
24. Syntax: summary and directions;
Part V. Modality:
25. The effects of modality: linguistic universals and sign language
universals.


Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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