LINGUIST List 24.2829

Thu Jul 11 2013

Books: Sign Language Research, Uses and Practices: Meurant, Sinte, Van Herreweghe, Vermeerbergen (Eds)

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Date: 01-Jul-2013
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Subject: Sign Language Research, Uses and Practices: Meurant, Sinte, Van Herreweghe, Vermeerbergen (Eds)
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Title: Sign Language Research, Uses and Practices Subtitle: Crossing Views on Theoretical and Applied Sign Language Linguistics Series Title: Sign Languages and Deaf Communities [SLDC] 1 Published: 2013 Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Laurence Meurant Editor: Aurélie Sinte Editor: Mieke Van Herreweghe Editor: Myriam Maria Vermeerbergen Electronic: ISBN: 9781614511472 Pages: 318 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781614511991 Pages: 318 Price: Europe EURO 99.95

The uses and practices of sign languages are strongly related to scientific research on sign languages and vice versa. Conversely, sign linguistics cannot be separated from Deaf community practices, including practices in education and interpretation. Therefore, the current volume brings together work on sign language interpreting, the use of spoken and sign language with deaf children with cochlear implants and early language development in children exposed to both a spoken and sign language, and reports on recent research on aspects of sign language structure. It also includes papers addressing methodological issues in sign language research.

The book presents papers by "more seasoned" researchers and "new kids on the block", as well as papers in which the two collaborate. The contributions will be of interest to all those interested in linguistics, sociolinguistics, cultural studies, interpreting and education. It will have particular relevance to those interested in sign linguistics, sociolinguistics of deaf communities, Deaf studies, Deaf culture, sign language interpretation, sign language teaching, and (spoken/signed) bilingualism. Given the scarcity of literature on "Deaf studies", the book will also appeal widely beyond the traditional academic milieu. As a result, it has relevance for those teaching and learning sign languages, for professional and student interpreters and for teachers of the deaf.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Communications                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language (ase)                             Australian Sign Language (asf)                             Belgian Sign Language (bvs)                             British Sign Language (bfi)                             French Sign Language (fsl)                             Italian Sign Language (ise)                             Llengua de Signes Catalana (csc)                             New Zealand Sign Language (nzs)
Written In: English (eng)

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---------------------------------- Publishing Partner ----------------------------------

Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------

Akademie Verlag GmbH

Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)


Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cascadilla Press

Classiques Garnier

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association (ELRA)

Georgetown University Press

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Peter Lang AG


Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Linguistic Association of Finland

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)

Seoul National University

SIL International Publications

Universitat Jaume I

University of Nebraska Press

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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