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Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities: Volume 1

Ceil Lucas

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.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
  • Publish Date: Mar 1st, 1995
  • Pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.90in - 5.90in - 0.80in - 1.01lb
  • EAN: 9781563683459
  • Categories: Sign LanguageLinguistics - SociolinguisticsPeople with Disabilities

About the Author

Lucas, Ceil: - Ceil Lucas is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Gallaudet University.