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Modality and structure in signed and spoken languages [electronic resource] / edited by Richard P. Meier, Kearsy Cormier, and David Quinto-Pozos ; with the assistance of Adrianne Cheek, Heather Knapp, and Christian Rathmann.

Other records:
Author/Creator:
Texas Linguistics Society. Conference (2000 : University of Texas at Austin)
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (500 p.)
Subjects:
Sign language -- Congresses.
Modality (Linguistics) -- Congresses.
Gesture -- Congresses.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Signed languages are the naturally-evolved visual-gestural languages of deaf communities. There is no international sign language: this book investigates the linguistic properties of many sign languages - British, Mexican, Hong Kong, German - and the extent to which linguistic structure is influenced by whether a language is signed or spoken.
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Acknowledgments; 1 Why different, why the same? Explaining effects and non-effects of modality upon linguistic structure in sign and speech; Part I Phonological structure in signed languages; Part II Gesture and iconicity in sign and speech; Part III Syntax in sign: Few or no effects of modality; Part IV Using space and describing space: Pronouns, classifiers, and verb agreement; Index
Notes:
Selected rev. papers of a conference, one of an annual series sponsored by the Texas Linguistics Society, held Feb. 25-27, 2000, at the University of Texas at Austin.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Meier, Richard P.
Cormier, Kearsy.
Quinto-Pozos, David.
ISBN:
1-107-13088-3
1-280-43334-5
0-511-17807-7
0-511-04161-6
0-511-14859-3
0-511-33042-1
0-511-48677-4
0-511-04385-6
OCLC:
191035501
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