The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages

The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages

by Ceil Lucas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521791375

ISBN-13: 9780521791373

Pub. Date: 09/06/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an accessible introduction to the major areas of sociolinguistics as they relate to sign languages and deaf communities. Clearly organized, it brings together a team of leading experts in sign linguistics to survey the field, and covers a wide range of topics including variation, multilingualism, bilingualism, language attitudes, discourse analysis, language…  See more details below

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This is an accessible introduction to the major areas of sociolinguistics as they relate to sign languages and deaf communities. Clearly organized, it brings together a team of leading experts in sign linguistics to survey the field, and covers a wide range of topics including variation, multilingualism, bilingualism, language attitudes, discourse analysis, language policy and planning. Each chapter introduces the key issues in each area of inquiry and provides a comprehensive review of the literature. The book also includes suggestions for further reading and helpful exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521791373
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/06/2001
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Foreword
Preface and acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
1Introduction1
2Multilingualism: The global approach to sign languages8
3Bilingualism and language contact33
4Sociolinguistic variation61
5Discourse analysis112
6Language planning and policy145
7Language attitudes181
Bibliography217
Index249

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