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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."


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Academic Paper


Title: Evidence for Discrete Movement Segments in American Sign Language
Author: Kathryn L. Hansen
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Institution: State University of New York at Oswego
Linguistic Field: Phonology
Subject Language: American Sign Language
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American Sign Language
Abstract: While the movement portion of American Sign Language has frequently been represented phonologically as being dependent on its beginning and ending postures, there is evidence that the movements form their own phonological class, apart from other factors or parameters. By considering movements as segments (or segment-sized units) in the nucleus position of the syllable, certain phenomena are accounted for: allophonic variations of movements; oscillating movements; alternating movements; and the lack of "Weak Drop" occurring with alternating movements.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: 81st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Anaheim, California, USA
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