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LINGUIST List 23.3604

Tue Aug 28 2012

Books: Sign Language: Steinbach, Woll, Pfau (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 27-Aug-2012
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Sign Language: Steinbach, Woll, Pfau (Eds)
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Title: Sign Language
Subtitle: An International Handbook
Series Title: Handb├╝cher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 37
Published: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/38246?format=G

Editor: Roland Pfau
Editor: Markus Steinbach
Editor: Bencie Woll
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110261325 Pages: 1126 Price: Europe EURO 299.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110204216 Pages: 1126 Price: Europe EURO 299.00
Abstract:

Sign language linguists show here that all questions relevant to the linguistic investigation of spoken languages can be asked about sign languages. Conversely, questions that sign language linguists consider - even if spoken language researchers have not asked them yet - should also be asked of spoken languages. The HSK handbook "Sign Language" aims to provide a concise and comprehensive overview of the state of the art in sign language linguistics. It includes 44 chapters, written by leading researchers in the field, that address issues in language typology, sign language grammar, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, and language documentation and transcription. Crucially, all topics are presented in a way that makes them accessible to linguists who are not familiar with sign language linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Cognitive Science

Written In: English (eng)

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