Sign languages in contact / David Quinto-Pozos, editor

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Subjects: Sign language
Deaf--Means of communication
Bilingualism
Sociolinguistics
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2007
Series: Sociolinguistics in deaf communities series v. 13
LC Classification: P
Physical Description: ix, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Editor's Introduction: Outlining Considerations for the Study of Signed Language Contact / David Quinto-Pozos 1
Pt. 1. Contact in a Trilingual Setting
Maori Signs: The Construction of Indigenous Deaf Identity in New Zealand Sign Language / Rachel Locker McKee, David McKee, Kirsten Smiler, Karen Painton 31
Pt. 2. Lexical Comparisons
North American Indian Signed Language Varieties: A Comparative Historical Linguistic Assessment / Jeffrey Davis 85
Comparing the Lexicons of Japanese Sign Language and Taiwan Sign Language: A Preliminary Study Focusing on the Difference in the Handshape Parameter / Daisuke Sasaki 123
Pt. 3. Language Attrition
Evidence for First-Language Attrition of Russian Sign Language among Immigrants to Israel / Judith Yoel 153
Pt. 4. Foreign Assistance and Language Contact
Albanian Sign Language: Language Contact, International Sign, and Gesture / Karin Hoyer 195
The Sign Language of Mainland China at the Ch'iying School in Taiwan / Jean Ann, Wayne H. Smith, Chiangsheng Yu 235
Additional Authors: Quinto-Pozos, David
Notes: ISBN: 9781563683565
ISBN: 1563683563
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Editor's introduction: outlining considerations for the study of signed language contact / D. Quinto-Pozos -- Contact in a trilingual setting -- Lexical comparisons -- Language attrition -- Foreign assistance and language contact
OCLC Number: 154789790
ISBN/ISSN: 9781563683565
1563683563