Ceil Lucas's Multilingualism and Sign Languages: From the Great Plains to PDF

By Ceil Lucas

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ISBN-13: 9781563682964

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The twelfth quantity within the Sociolinguistics in Deaf groups sequence the most recent access within the Sociolinguistics in Deaf groups sequence maintains to mine the wealthy assets present in signing groups in the course of the global. Divided into 4 components, this assortment gains sixteen across the world popular linguistics specialists whose soaking up reports mirror an remarkable variety of linguistic variety. the only essay partly One: Multilingualism describes old and modern makes use of of North American Indian signal Language. half : Language touch examines language-contact phenomena among Auslan/English interpreters and Deaf humans in Australia, and the beneficial properties of bimodal bilingualism in listening to, Italian, local signers. half 3: version reviews the result of a research on situation version in Australian signal Language. half 4: Discourse research starts with an research of ways deaf mom and dad and their listening to children identify and preserve sight triangles while carrying out signed conversations. the resultant bankruptcy explores using evaluate inside of an off-the-cuff narrative in Langue des Signes Qu?b?coise. the ultimate bankruptcy explicates how a signer depersonalizes the idea that of “self” in an American signal Language narrative by utilizing indicators for “he” and “I.”

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Chicago: University of Chicago Press. , and L. Campbell. 1995. North American Indian sign language: Evidence of its existence before European contact. International Journal of American Linguistics 61 (2): 153–67. appendix a This appendix presents Indian sign descriptions that Gallaudet included in his first published essay titled “On the Natural Language of Signs: And Sign Language among North American Indians : 33 Its Value and Uses in the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb” (1848a, 55–60). To show how nature, when necessity exists, prompts to the invention and use of this language of signs, and to exhibit from another interesting point of view the features of its universality, a fact is worth mentioning, to be found in Major Stephen H.

E. 1985. Everyone here spoke sign language: Hereditary deafness on Martha’s Vineyard. : Harvard University Press. Hadley, L. F. 1891. Indian sign talk. Chicago: Baker and Company. Harrington, J. P. 1938a. The American Indian sign language. Indians at Work 5 (7): 8–15. ——— . 1938b. The American Indian sign language. Indians at Work 5 (11): 28–32. ——— . 1938c. The American Indian sign language. Indians at Work 5 (12): 25–30. ———. 1938d. The American Indian sign language. Indians at Work 6 (3): 24–29.

Because the location for the Indian Sign Language Council was in close proximity to the Blackfeet Reservation, several of the participants were from the Blackfeet nation (from both Piegan and Blood lineages). A few women and children were filmed entering the council lodge, but they were never formally introduced or shown signing. Two Blackfeet participants did not appear on the film. They were Jim White Calf, and Richard Sanderville. Discourse Types During the three-day Indian Sign Language Conference (September 4–6, 1930), the participants discussed a variety of topics and shared several anecdotes, stories, and discourse genres, all of which were documented in these films.

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