Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities

Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities

by Ceil Lucas
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563683458

ISBN-13: 9781563683459

Pub. Date: 03/01/1995

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

The first volume in the new Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series presents a rich collection of essays showcasing the breadth and depth of this exciting discipline. Topics of inquiry in the premiere volume include fingerspelling in Langue des Signes Quebecoise (LSQ) in Quebec, Canada; language used by a Navajo family with deaf children; language policy,

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The first volume in the new Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series presents a rich collection of essays showcasing the breadth and depth of this exciting discipline. Topics of inquiry in the premiere volume include fingerspelling in Langue des Signes Quebecoise (LSQ) in Quebec, Canada; language used by a Navajo family with deaf children; language policy, classroom practice, and multiculturalism in deaf education; aspects of American Sign Language (ASL) discourse and of Filipino Sign Language discourse; and the nature and role of rhetorical language in Deaf social movements.

       Among the noted contributors are Dominique Machabee, Arlene Blumenthal-Kelly, Jeffrey Davis, Melanie Metzger, Samuel Supalla, Barbara Gerner de Garcia, Liza B. Martinez, Kathy Jankowski, and also Ceil Lucas. Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities affords an invaluable opportunity to assess up-to-date information on sign language linguistics worldwide and its impact on policy and planning in education, interaction with spoken languages, interpreting, and the issues of empowerment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563683459
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Series:
Gallaudet Sociolinguistics Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
341
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Advisory Board
Contributors
Introduction
Pt. 1Variation
Sociolinguistic Variation in ASL: The Case of Deaf3
Pt. 2Language Contact
Description and Status of Initialized Signs in Quebec Sign Language29
Fingerspelling Interaction: A Set of Deaf Parents and Their Deaf Daughter62
Pt. 3Multilingualism
A Sociolinguistic Description of Sign Language Use in a Navajo Family77
Pt. 4Language Policy and Planning
Politics and Language: American Sign Language and English in Deaf Education109
Language and Learning in A Deaf Education Classroom: Practice and Paradox164
Communication and Language Use in Spanish-Speaking Families with Deaf Children221
Pt. 5Discourse Analysis
Constructed Dialogue and Constructed Action in American Sign Language255
Turn-Taking and Eye Gaze in Sign Conversations Between Deaf Filipinos272
Empowerment from Within: The Deaf Social Movement Providing a Framework for a Multicultural Society307

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