Free Shipping In Australia
The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages By Edited by Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet University, Washington DC)

The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages
by Edited by Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet University, Washington DC)

Out of Stock
$24.49
inc. GST
This is an accessible introduction to the major areas of sociolinguistics as they relate to sign languages and deaf communities. It brings together a team of leading experts in sign linguistics and covers a wide range of topics including variation, multilingualism, bilingualism, language attitudes and discourse analysis.
Only 0 left

The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages Summary


The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages by Edited by Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet University, Washington DC)

This is an accessible introduction to the major areas of sociolinguistics as they relate to sign languages and deaf communities. Clearly organised, it brings together a team of leading experts in sign linguistics to survey the field, and covers a wide range of topics including variation, multilingualism, bilingualism, language attitudes, discourse analysis, language policy and planning. The book examines how sign languages are distributed around the world; what occurs when they come in contact with spoken and written languages; and how signers use them in a variety of situations. Each chapter introduces the key issues in each area of inquiry and provides a comprehensive review of the literature. The book also includes suggestions for further reading and helpful exercises. The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages will be welcomed by students in deaf studies, linguistics and interpreter training, as well as spoken language researchers, and researchers and teachers of sign language.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages Reviews


' ... this volume stands as an authoritative and unified text on the various fields of sociolinguistics of sign languages.' Journal of Sociolinguistics
'SSL is a good introductory textbook on the topic of sociolinguistics with regard to sign languages ... in conjunction with in-class lectures, supplementary readings, and further research, students can develop a good foundation of knowledge in this subject area ... it fills a definite gap in the current resource materials available for the teaching of deaf-related issues.' Language in Society

About Edited by Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet University, Washington DC)


Ceil Lucas is Professor of Linguistics at Gallaudet University. She is the co-author (with Clayton Valli) of The Linguistics of ASL, and of Language Contact in the American Deaf Community (also with Clayton Valli), both published in 1992.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction Ceil Lucas; 2. Multilingualism - the global approach to sign languages Bencie Woll, Rachel Sutton-Spence and Frances Elton; 3. Bilingualism and language contact Jean Ann; 4. Sociolinguistic variation Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, Clayton Valli, Mary Rose and Alyssa Wulf; 5. Discourse analysis Melanie Metzger and Ben Bahan; 6. Language planning and policy Timothy Reagan; 7. Language attitudes Sarah Burns, Pat Matthews and Evelyn Nolan.

Additional information

GOR001845797
The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages by Edited by Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet University, Washington DC)
Edited by Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet University, Washington DC)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2001-10-04
280
0521794749
9780521794749
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.