|Itís Not What You Sign,|
Itís How You Sign It
From The Midwest Book Reviewís library newsletter Wisconsin Bookwatch
Written by Jack Hoza (Director of the Sign Language Interpretation Program at the University of New Hampshire, Manchester) Itís Not What You Sign, Itís How You Sign It: Politeness in American Sign Language is an analysis of linguistic strategies employed by ASL signers as compared to English speakers, with regard to the social variables of specific contexts. Chapters contrast requests in ASL and English, rejections in ASL and English, the interconnection between fluency and politeness, and much more. A scholarly text ideal for intermediate to advanced linguistic students and scholars, Itís Not What You Sign, Itís How You Sign It is a welcome contribution to language and communication studies shelves.
Jack Hoza is Director of the Sign Language Interpretation Program at the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH.
ISBN 978-1-56368-352-7, 6 x 9 casebound, 248 pages, tables, figures, photographs, references, index
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