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Journal Title: Sign Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   15 / 2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 92 pp.

Table of Contents


The visual-gestural modality and beyond: Mouthings as a language contact phenomenon in Irish Sign Language
Susanne Mohr 185 – 211

Review Article

A review of sign language acquisition studies as the basis for informed decisions for sign language test adaptation: The case of the German Sign Language Receptive Skills Test
Tobias Haug 213 – 239

Papers from the Sign Linguistics Underground

Author’s Preface
Susan Fischer 241

Nominal markers in ASL
Susan Fischer and Robert Johnson 243 – 250

Author’s Afterword
Susan Fischer 251 – 252

Commentary on Fischer & Johnson (1982)
Elena Koulidobrova 253 – 258


Parallelism revisited: The nature of the null argument in ASL as compared to the Romance-style pro
Elena Koulidobrova 259 – 270

Book Review

Rachel Channon and Harry van der Hulst (eds.), Formational Units in Sign Languages.
Reviewed by Leah C. Geer 271 – 276
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): American Sign Language
Irish Sign Language
LL Issue: 24.316