Sign Language in Papua New Guinea

A primary sign language from the Upper Lagaip Valley, Enga Province

Adam Kendon † | Cambridge University
ISBN 9789027204530 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027261823 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book presents in revised form and as a single monograph three papers on a sign language from the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea. Originally published in 1980, for more than twenty years these papers remained the only report of a sign language from that part of the world. The detailed descriptive analyses that the author provided are still fresh today, and in some respects they anticipate insights into the nature of sign languages that were not further explored until much more recently. The monograph is accompanied by two essays: Sherman Wilcox comments on value and relevance of the author’s work in the light of much more recent work on the linguistics of sign languages. An essay by Lauren Reed and Alan Rumsey provides an up to date survey of what is now known about sign languages in Papua New Guinea. Information about sign languages in the Solomon Island is also included.
[Not in series, 226] 2020.  xvii, 201 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Müller, Cornelia
2022. Obituary. Gesture 21:2-3  pp. 157 ff. DOI logo
Reed, Lauren W.
2020. “Switching caps”. Asia-Pacific Language Variation 6:1  pp. 13 ff. DOI logo
Reed, Lauren W.
2022. Sign networks: Nucleated network sign languages and rural homesign in Papua New Guinea. Language in Society 51:4  pp. 627 ff. DOI logo
Rodríguez, Fernando G. & Silvia Español
2022. The Transition from Early Bimodal Gesture-Word Combinations to Grammatical Speech. In Moving and Interacting in Infancy and Early Childhood,  pp. 207 ff. DOI logo

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CFZ: Sign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication

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