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Language in Hand: Why Sign Came Before Speech
     

Language in Hand: Why Sign Came Before Speech

by William C. Stokoe
 

ISBN-10: 156368103X

ISBN-13: 9781563681035

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

Stokoe (1919-2000) was the founder of sign language linguistics as well as a teacher and advocate for the educational rights of deaf people. Here he explores the origin of human language, providing evidence to support his gesture-to-language-to-speech theory. He also discusses classifiers in American Sign Language and their similarity to spoken languages, and

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Stokoe (1919-2000) was the founder of sign language linguistics as well as a teacher and advocate for the educational rights of deaf people. Here he explores the origin of human language, providing evidence to support his gesture-to-language-to-speech theory. He also discusses classifiers in American Sign Language and their similarity to spoken languages, and concludes with thoughts on how sign language could revolutionize the education of infants. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563681035
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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