LINGUIST List 31.3898

Wed Dec 16 2020

Books: Papua New Guinea Sign Language Dictionary. Vol. I.: Adone, Brück

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Date: 05-Dec-2020
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Papua New Guinea Sign Language Dictionary. Vol. I.: Adone, Brück
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Title: Papua New Guinea Sign Language Dictionary. Vol. I.
Series Title: Papua New Guinea Sign Language 01
Published: 2020
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom-shop.eu

Book URL: lincom-shop.eu/PNGSL-01-Papua-New-Guinea-Sign-Language-Dictionary-Vol-I/en

Author: Dany Adone
Author: Melanie A. Brück
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862901425 Pages: 556 Price: Europe EURO 88.00
Abstract:

The Pacific Islands region is one of the global hot spots of linguistic diversity. However, Indigenous sign languages have rarely been documented so far. Papua New Guinea Sign Language (PNGSL) is an Indigenous sign language that has not been previously documented. Deaf representatives from all provinces of Papua New Guinea have collaborated to document and further develop this Indigenous sign language, which has also been endorsed by the government as the fourth official language.

This is the first volume of the PNGSL picture dictionary. The signs in this book have been agreed on by the Deaf community as a first standard to be used for Deaf education, teacher training and interpreting services, while acknowledging the value and coexistence of various regional varieties and of PNGSL.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Pacific Deaf Sign Languages

Written In: English (eng)

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