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The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages - Ceil Lucas

The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages

By: Ceil Lucas (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th January 2002
ISBN: 9780521794749
Number Of Pages: 280

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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.

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' ... this volume stands as an authoritative and unified text on the various fields of sociolinguistics of sign languages.' Journal of Sociolinguistics 'SSL is a good introductory textbook on the topic of sociolinguistics with regard to sign languages ... in conjunction with in-class lectures, supplementary readings, and further research, students can develop a good foundation of knowledge in this subject area ... it fills a definite gap in the current resource materials available for the teaching of deaf-related issues.' Language in Society

Introduction Ceil Lucas
Multilingualism - the global approach to sign languages Bencie Woll, Rachel Sutton-Spence and Frances Elton
Bilingualism and language contact Jean Ann
Sociolinguistic variation Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, Clayton Valli, Mary Rose and Alyssa Wulf
Discourse analysis Melanie Metzger and Ben Bahan
Language planning and policy Timothy Reagan
Language attitudes Sarah Burns, Pat Matthews and Evelyn Nolan
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ISBN: 9780521794749
ISBN-10: 0521794749
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 7th January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.99  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.39

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