Sign Language Acquisition

Anne E. Baker | University of Amsterdam
Bencie Woll | University College London
ISBN 9789027222442 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
ISBN 9789027289599 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
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How children acquire a sign language and the stages of sign language development are extremely important topics in sign linguistics and deaf education, with studies in this field enabling assessment of an individual child’s communicative skills in comparison to others. In order to do research in this area it is important to use the right methodological tools. The contributions to this volume address issues covering the basics of doing sign acquisition research, the use of assessment tools, problems of transcription, analyzing narratives and carrying out interaction studies. It serves as an ideal reference source for any researcher or student of sign languages who is planning to do such work. This volume was originally published as a Special Issue of Sign Language & Linguistics 8:1/2 (2005)
[Benjamins Current Topics, 14] 2008.  xi, 167 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[...] an excellent introduction to the methodological issues surrounding sign language research. [...] This book is key reading for anyone interested in working in sign language acquisition.”
“[...] a possible standard reference for those already working in child acquisition, education and deaf studies, and [...] a much-needed academic source on a topic, that has not received neraly enough attention in the field of sign language linguistics, namely, methodology.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFZ: Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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