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Linguistics of American Sign Language: An Introduction

Now, deaf students, hearing students in Deaf studies programs, and students in interpreter training programs will find all they need to understand the structure of American Sign Language (ASL) in the new, expanded and revised Linguistics of American Sign Language: An Introduction. This unique resource presents authoritative readings on the most current linguistic concepts,
Now, deaf students, hearing students in Deaf studies programs, and students in interpreter training programs will find all they need to understand the structure of American Sign Language (ASL) in the new, expanded and revised Linguistics of American Sign Language: An Introduction. This unique resource presents authoritative readings on the most current linguistic concepts, including the fundamentals of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and the use of language. Individual chapters on these basics have been designed to stimulate discussion about the ongoing development of ASL linguistic theory.Linguistics of American Sign Language includes homework questions, themes for classroom interaction, and study sheets centering on a story signed in ASL on the course videotape. Each unit provides an exercise that requires students to view the story, then observe the use of specific signs isolated for close linguistic analysis, an invaluable process performed throughout the course.


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