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Sign Languages of the World

A Comparative Handbook

Ed. by Jepsen, Julie Bakken / De Clerck, Goedele / Lutalo-Kiingi, Sam / McGregor, William B.

Series:De Gruyter Handbook

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    249,00 € / $349.00 / £186.99*

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    Publication Date:
    October 2015
    ISBN
    978-1-61451-817-4
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Although a number of edited collections deal with either the languages of the world or the languages of particular regions or genetic families, only a few cover sign languages or even include a substantial amount of information on them. This handbook provides information on some 38 sign languages, including basic facts about each of the languages, structural aspects, history and culture of the Deaf communities, and history of research. This information will be of interest not just to general audiences, including those who are deaf, but also to linguists and students of linguistics. By providing information on sign languages in a manner accessible to a less specialist audience, this volume fills an important gap in the literature.

    Details

    xviii, 1000 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Reference Work
    Keyword(s):
    Sign Language; Deaf history; Deaf Education; Linguistic Typology

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    J. Bakken Jepsen, Aarhus U.; G. De Clerck, Ghent U.; S. Lutalo Kiingi, Kyambogo U., W. B. McGregor, Aarhus U.

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