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LINGUIST List 20.2158

Sat Jun 13 2009

Books: General Ling: Meier, Cormier, Quinto-Pozos (Eds)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages: Meier, Cormier, Quinto-Pozos (Eds)

Message 1: Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages: Meier, Cormier, Quinto-Pozos (Eds)
Date: 12-Jun-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages: Meier, Cormier, Quinto-Pozos (Eds)
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Title: Modality and Structure in Signed and Spoken Languages
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Editor: Richard P. Meier
Editor: Kearsy Cormier
Editor: David Quinto-Pozos
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521112581 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 31.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521112581 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 58.00

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

The realisation that signed languages are true languages is one of the
great discoveries of the last 30 years of linguistic research. The work of
many sign language researchers has revealed deep similarities between
signed and spoken languages in their structure, acquisition and processing,
as well as differences, arising from the differing articulatory and
perceptual constraints under which signed languages are used and learned.
This book provides a cross-linguistic examination of the properties of many
signed languages, including detailed case studies of Hong Kong, British,
Mexican and German sign languages. The contributions to this volume, by
some of the most prominent researchers in the field, focus on a single
question: to what extent is linguistic structure influenced by the modality
of language? Their answers offer particular insights into the factors that
shape the nature of language and contribute to our understanding of why
languages are organised as they are.

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
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.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): American Sign Language (ase)
                            British Sign Language (bfi)
                            Chinese Sign Language (csl)
                            German Sign Language (gsg)
                            Mexican Sign Language (mfs)

Written In: English (eng )

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