What's Your Sign for Pizza? An Introduction to Variation in American Sign Language / Edition 1

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Overview

This introductory text celebrates another dimension of diversity in the United States Deaf community -- variation in the way American Sign Language (ASL) is used by Deaf people all across the nation. The different ways people have of saying or signing the same thing defines variation in language.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563681448
  • Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,444,947
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Some Basic Concepts about Language 3
2 Signs Have Parts 12
3 Variation: Basic Concepts 17
4 Phonological Variation 23
5 Syntactic Variation 41
6 Lexical Variation 46
7 Collecting Variable Data 54
8 Summary and Conclusions 57
Notes 59
Supplementary Readings 61
The Importance of Variation Research for Deaf Communities 63
Lexical Variation in African American and White Signing 83
Sociolinguistic Variation 111
Index 181
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