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Title: Sign Languages of Aboriginal Australia
Subtitle: Cultural, Semiotic and Communicative Perspectives
Written By: Adam Kendon
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item7167288/Sign%20Languages%20of%20Aboriginal%20Australia/?site_locale=en_US
Description:

Originally published in 1988, this was the first book-length study ever to be published on the subject of sign language as a means of communication among Australian Aborigines. The work presented in this book filled an important gap in Aboriginal ethnography and linguistics. It also marked a major advance in the understanding of the relationship between medium of expression, code structure and communication; the processes by which spoken language may be represented in a non-vocal medium; and native speaker awareness of spoken language structure. Based on fieldwork conducted over a span of nine years, the volume presents a thorough analysis of the structure of sign languages and their relationship to spoken languages.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Australian Aborigines Sign Language
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ISBN-13: 9781107414211
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