Linguistics of American Sign Language: A Resource Text for ASL Users

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563680151
  • Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Format: VHS - NTSC
  • Pages: 388

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 Basic Concepts
Pt. 2 Phonology
Unit 1 Signs Have Parts 50
Unit 2 The Stokoe System 56
Unit 3 The Concept of Sequentiality in the Description of Signs 89
Unit 4 The Movement-Hold Model 104
Unit 5 Phonological Processes 109
Unit 6 Summary 114
Pt. 3 Morphology
Unit 1 Morphology vs. Phonology 160
Unit 2 Deriving Nouns from Verbs in ASL 174
Unit 3 Compounds 179
Unit 4 Lexicalized Fingerspelling and Loan Signs 185
Unit 5 Numeral Incorporation 192
Unit 6 The Morphology of Location in ASL 196
Unit 7 Classifier Predicates 219
Unit 8 Locative Verbs 228
Unit 9 Subject-Object Agreement 230
Unit 10 Classifier Predicates and Signer Perspective 238
Unit 11 Pronouns and Determiners 243
Unit 12 Temporal Aspect 256
Unit 13 Derivational and Inflectional Morphology 260
Unit 14 Time in ASL 263
Pt. 4 Syntax
Unit 1 Definitions 268
Unit 2 Simple Sentences with Plain Verbs 270
Unit 3 Simple Sentences with Agreement Verbs 274
Unit 4 Basic Sentence Types 277
Pt. 5 Language in Use
Unit 1 Variation and Historical Change 286
Unit 2 ASL Discourse 310
Unit 3 Bilingualism and Language Contact 345
Index 375
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