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Deaf Mobility Studies

Exploring International Networks, Tourism, and Migration

Deaf Mobility Studies revolutionizes how we think about deaf people’s international experiences. Equipped with a common theoretical framework, a team of five deaf ethnographers journeyed alongside their ...

Signed Language Corpora

Jordan Fenlon and Julie A. Hochgesang present a revolutionary contribution to the field of signed language linguistics with Signed Language Corpora, the first volume to provide a comprehensive overview ...

The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL

Its History and Structure

Black ASL has long been recognized as a distinct variety of American Sign Language based on abundant anecdotal evidence. The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL, originally published in 2011, presents the first ...

What's Your Sign for Pizza?

An Introduction to Variation in American Sign Language

This introductory text celebrates another dimension of diversity in the United States Deaf community — variation in the way American Sign Language (ASL) is used by Deaf people all across the nation. ...

Gesture in Multiparty Interaction

Gesture in Multiparty Interaction confronts the competing views that exist regarding gesture’s relationship to language. In this work, Emily Shaw examines embodied discourses in American Sign Language ...

Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children

A Bilingual Introduction

This video textbook offers an accessible introduction to first, second, and bilingual language acquisition, focusing on sign languages as the primary frame of reference. Signed entirely in American Sign ...

Indian Sign Language

A Linguistic Analysis of Its Grammar

By Samar Sinha
Categories: Linguistics

Samar Sinha presents pioneering research into the grammatical properties of Indian Sign Language (ISL), a language used by members of the Deaf community in India. This detailed and well-illustrated study ...

The Sociolinguistics of Ethiopian Sign Language

A Study of Language Use and Attitudes

Ethiopian Sign Language (EthSL) emerged relatively recently; its development is closely tied to the establishment of the first school for deaf students in Addis Ababa by American missionaries in 1963. ...

My Mother Made Me Deaf

Discourse and Identity in a Deaf Community

The term deaf often sparks heated debates about authority and authenticity. The concept of Deaf identity and affiliation with the DEAF-WORLD are constantly negotiated social constructions that rely heavily ...

Understanding International Sign

A Sociolinguistic Study

In Understanding International Sign, Lori A. Whynot examines International Sign (IS) to determine the extent to which signers from different countries comprehend it. She focuses exclusively on expository ...