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LINGUIST List 24.2995

Tue Jul 23 2013

Books: Nonmanuals in Sign Language: Herrmann, Steinbach (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Jul-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Nonmanuals in Sign Language: Herrmann, Steinbach (Eds)
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Title: Nonmanuals in Sign Language
Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 53
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/bct.53

Editor: Annika Herrmann
Editor: Markus Steinbach
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271747 Pages: 197 Price: U.S. $ 128.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271747 Pages: 197 Price: Europe EURO 85.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271747 Pages: 197 Price: U.K. £ 71.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202727 Pages: 197 Price: Europe EURO 90.10
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202727 Pages: 197 Price: U.K. £ 71.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202727 Pages: 197 Price: U.S. $ 128.00
Abstract:

In addition to the hands, sign languages make extensive use of nonmanual articulators such as the body, head, and face to convey linguistic information. This collected volume focuses on the forms and functions of nonmanuals in sign languages. The articles discuss various aspects of specific nonmanual markers in different sign languages and enhance the fact that nonmanuals are an essential part of sign language grammar. Approaching the topic from empirical, theoretical, and computational perspectives, the book is of special interest to sign language researchers, typologists, and theoretical as well as computational linguists that are curious about language and modality. The articles investigate phenomena such as mouth gestures, agreement, negation, topicalization, and semantic operators, and discuss general topics such as language and modality, simultaneity, computer animation, and the interfaces between syntax, semantics, and prosody.

Originally published in Sign Language & Linguistics 14:1 (2011)

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Language Family(ies): Sign Language

Written In: English (eng)

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