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Sign Language of the Deaf

Psychological, Linguistic, and Sociological Perspectives

  • 1st Edition - February 28, 1978
  • Editors: I. M. Schlesinger, Lila Namir
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 7 1 9 5 - 8

Sign Language of the Deaf: Psychological, Linguistic, and Sociological Perspectives provides information pertinent to the psychological, educational, social, and linguistic aspects… Read more

Sign Language of the Deaf

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Sign Language of the Deaf: Psychological, Linguistic, and Sociological Perspectives provides information pertinent to the psychological, educational, social, and linguistic aspects of sign language. This book presents the development in the study of sign language. Organized into four parts encompassing 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the fascinating account of sign language acquisition by small children. This text then explores the grammar of sign language and discusses the linguistic status of natural and contrived sign languages. Other chapters consider the many peculiarities of the lexicon and grammar of sign language, and its differences in such respects from oral language. This book discusses as well sign language from the angle of psycholinguistics. The final chapter deals with the educational implications of the use of sign language. This book is a valuable resource for linguists and psycholinguists. Readers who are interested in sign language will also find this book useful.