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Linguistics of American Sign Language
An Introduction

Fifth Edition
Completely Revised and Updated with New DVD

Clayton Valli, Ceil Lucas, Kristin J.
Mulrooney, and Miako N.P. Rankin

September 2011

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From Reference & Research Book News

Four linguists at Gallaudet University — Miako Villanueva [Rankin] coming on board with this edition — update their textbook introducing the structure of American Sign Language (ASL) to undergraduate students who are fluent users of the language. Changes in the field as well as classroom experience teaching from the book have informed the changes. A new chapter has been added on syntax to join others on the main areas of linguistic study: phonology, morphology, semantics, and language in use. Several new readings are also included. The disk demonstrates figures in the text, then presents a number of stories, poems, and conversations in ASL. The first edition was published in 1992, and the previous in 2005.

Clayton Valli was an assistant professor in the Master’s Interpreting Program at Gallaudet University.

Ceil Lucas is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Gallaudet University.

Kristin J. Mulrooney is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and director of the Center for Bilingual Teaching and Learning at Gallaudet University.

Miako N.P. Rankin is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-507-1, 7 x 10 casebound, 596 pages, 68 tables, 244 figures, DVD


E-Book: ISBN 978-1-944838-88-1


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