Sign Languages Structures And Contexts Provides A Succinct Summary Of Major Findings In The Linguistic Study Of Natural Sign Languages Focusing On American Sign Language ASL , This Book Offers A Comprehensive Introduction To The Basic Grammatical Components Of Phonology, Morphology, And Syntax With Examples And Illustrations Demonstrates How Sign Languages Are Acquired By Deaf Children With Varying Degrees Of Input During Early Development, Including No Input Where Children Create A Language Of Their Own Discusses The Contexts Of Sign Languages, Including How Different Varieties Are Formed And Used, Attitudes Towards Sign Languages, And How Language Planning Affects Language Use Is Accompanied By E Resources, Which Host Links To Video Clips Offering An Engaging And Accessible Introduction To Sign Languages, This Book Is Essential Reading For Students Studying This Topic For The First Time With Little Or No Background In Linguistics


2 thoughts on “Sign Languages: Structures and Contexts (Routledge Guides to Linguistics)

  1. says:

    This book is a great current overview of the research that is available at this time If you need to understand a bit about the Deaf world and how sign languages are integral to that world this is a book for you It also touches on the all important, yet little known, reality of language deprived Deaf individuals and the affect that it has on their ability to process language.


  2. says:

    Great textbook for my ASL linguistics class Good information and very compact.