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Journal Title: Sign Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   16/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 118 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

The phonological and semantic bifurcation of the functions of an articulator: HEAD in questions in Turkish Sign Language
Aslı Göksel and Meltem Kelepir 1 – 30

Acquiring plurality in directional verbs
Lynn Y-S. Hou 31 – 73

Squib

Handshape is the hardest path in Portuguese Sign Language acquisition: Towards a universal modality constraint
Patrícia do Carmo, Ana Mineiro, Joana Castelo Branco, Ronice Müller de Quadros and Alexandre Castro-Caldas 75 – 90

Book review

Brenda Nicodemus, Prosodic Markers and Utterance Boundaries in American Sign Language Interpretation
Reviewed by Svetlana Dachkovsky 91 – 96

Dissertation Abstracts

The meaning of space in Catalan Sign Language (LSC): Reference, specificity and structure in signed discourse
Gemma Barberà 97 – 105

The nature of the semantic scale: Evidence from sign language research
Kathryn Davidson 106 – 110

The lexical structure of German Sign Language (DGS) in the light of empirical LSP lexicography: On how to integrate iconicity in a corpus-based lexicon model
Reiner Konrad 111 – 118
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Phonology
Semantics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
Llengua de Signes Catalana
German Sign Language
Portuguese Sign Language
Turkish Sign Language
 
LL Issue: 24.2910