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Title: Australian Sign Language (Auslan)
Subtitle: An introduction to sign language linguistics
Written By: Trevor Johnston
Adam C. Schembri

This is first comprehensive introduction to the linguistics of Auslan, the
sign language of Australia. Assuming no prior background in language study,
it explores each key aspect of the structure of Auslan, providing an
accessible overview of its grammar (how sentences are structured),
phonology (the building blocks of signs), morphology (the structure of
signs), lexicon (vocabulary), semantics (how meaning is created), and
discourse (how Auslan is used in context). The authors also discuss a range
of myths and misunderstandings about sign languages, provide an insight
into the history and development of Auslan, and show how Auslan is related
to other sign languages, such as those used in Britain, the USA and New
Zealand. Complete with clear illustrations of the signs in use and useful
further reading lists, this is an ideal resource for anyone interested in
Auslan, as well as those seeking a clear, general introduction to sign
language linguistics.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Australian Sign Language
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Format: Electronic
ISBN: 9780511266
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: U.S. $ 30.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780521832
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Pages: 338
Prices: U.S. $ 85.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780521540
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 338
Prices: U.S. $ 36.99