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Title: Sign Language and Linguistic Universals
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521483956
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521482488
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 570
Prices: U.S.$ 95.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521483956
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 570
Prices: U.S.$ 45.00