LINGUIST List 14.54

Wed Jan 8 2003

Books: Ling Theories: Schulmeister, Reimitzer (eds.)

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    Message 1: Progress in Sign Language Research

    Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 15:52:07 +0000
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    Subject: Progress in Sign Language Research

    Title: Progress in Sign Language Research Subtitle: In Honor of Siegmund Prillwitz Publication Year: 2003 Publisher: Signum Verlag Availability: Available Editor: Rolf Schulmeister Editor: Heimo Reimitzer Abstract: To celebrate the 60th birthday of Siegmund Prillwitz, founder of the Institute for German Sign Language at Hamburg University, and to honour his thirty years of commitment in the field of sign language research, sixteen renowned researchers and research teams from all over the world have published a Festschrift titled "Fortschritte in der Geb�rdensprachforschung - Festschrift f�r Siegmund Prillwitz / Progress in Sign Language Research - In Honor of Siegmund Prillwitz". The list of contributors is ample evidence of Siegmund Prillwitz' high standing in the international research community: Harlan Lane, Carol Padden, Sherman Wilcox, Philip M. Prinz, Dan I. Slobin and Ronnie Wilbur from the USA, Adam Schembri from Australia, Bencie Woll and Jim Kyle from England, Nini Hoiting from the Netherlands, Penny Boyes-Braem from Switzerland, Elena Pizzuto and Virginia Volterra from Italy, Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen from Denmark, Franz Dotter from Austria, Chrissostomos Papaspyrou from Greece, Renate Fischer, Thomas Hanke and Hubert Wudtke from Germany.

    The volume's double title in German and English is due to the fact that thirteen of the sixteen papers have been written in English and only three in German. The Festschrift contributions cover topics about in the history of sign language communities, linguistic analyses in sign language research, and insights from education and training. Reflecting the authors' countries of origin, the papers relate to several European and non-European sign languages, and in many cases even compare several languages, with the authors generally succeeding in bringing out the important universal linguistic aspects.

    Preface: He had a Dream

    History and Evolution

    Origins of the American Deaf-World / Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard, Mary French How the Alphabet Came to be Used in a Sign Language / Carol A. Padden The Dictionary of the Abb� de l'Ep�e And His 'Methodical Signs' / Renate Fischer The Gesture-Language Interface: Evidence from Signed Languages / Sherman Wilcox Promising Progress / Jim Kyle

    Sign Language Research

    The Representation of Motion Events in Signed Language and Gesture / Adam Schembri Sign, Stroke and the / Bencie Woll Gestures in Signing: The Presentation Gesture in Danish Sign Language Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen Negationsformen in der �sterreichischen Geb�rdensprache / Andrea Skant, Ingeborg Okorn, Elisabeth Bergmeister, Franz Dotter, Marlene Hilzensauer, Manuela Hobel, Klaudia Krammer, Reinhold Orter, Natalie Unterberger The Interpretation of Signs By (Hearing and Deaf) Members of Different Cultures / Penny Boyes Braem, Elena Pizzuto, Virginia Volterra Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Sign Language and Literacy Development / Philip M. Prinz Phrase Structure in ASL and �GS / Ronnie Wilbur HamNoSys in a Sign Language Generation Context / Thomas Hanke

    Education and Training

    What a Deaf Child Needs to See: Advantages of a Natural Sign Language over a Sign System / Nini Hoiting, Dan I. Slobin Integration Geh�rloser in das allgemeine Bildungswesen: �berwindung der Sprachbarriere / Chrissostomos Papaspyrou Geh�rlose Kinder und ihre h�renden Erzieher, Hubert Wudtke Lingfield(s): Language Description Linguistic Theories Sociolinguistics Language Family(ies): Sign Language

    Written In: English (Language Code: English) German (Language Code: German)

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