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LINGUIST List 18.1723

Wed Jun 06 2007

Books: Language Description/Sociolinguistics/Typology: Nyst

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        1.    Rianne Giethoorn, A Descriptive Analysis of Adamorobe Sign Language (Ghana): Nyst


Message 1: A Descriptive Analysis of Adamorobe Sign Language (Ghana): Nyst
Date: 05-Jun-2007
From: Rianne Giethoorn <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: A Descriptive Analysis of Adamorobe Sign Language (Ghana): Nyst


Title: A Descriptive Analysis of Adamorobe Sign Language (Ghana)
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series
Published: 2007
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
                http://www.lotpublications.nl/

Author: Victoria Nyst
Paperback: ISBN: Pages: 243 Price: Europe EURO 23.86
Abstract:

Adamorobe, a small Akan village in Ghana, has an unusually high incidence
of hereditary deafness. As a result, a sign language came into being,
Adamorobe Sign Language (AdASL), which is unrelated to any other sign
language described so far and is assumed to be about 200 years old. The
present study describes selected aspects of AdaSL, notably phonology,
lexicon, the expression of size and shape and the encoding of motion
events. A comparison of these aspects with descriptions of other sign
languages reveals interesting cross-linguistic differences in the use of
iconicity as well as in the use of space and classifier constructions. Data
were collected during three periods of fieldwork of nine months in total.
Moreover, this study considers to what extent the social setting may
influence the development of structural features in sign languages. This
investigation nuances the impact the visual-spatial modality has on sign
language structure. The book is of interest to scholars of sign
linguistics, African linguistics, as well as contact linguistics and Deaf
studies.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Adamorobe Sign Language (ads)

Written In: English (eng )

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