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Discourse in Signed Languages

Cynthia B. Roy, Editor

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Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities, Volume 17

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Sociolinguistic experts analyze sign-language discourse in varying social contexts in this 17th volume of a series studying communication in deaf and hard of hearing communities. As in verbal communication, signed meanings may be construed differently by the receiver than intended by the conveyer either in sentence syntax or dialogue variations between different communities or cultures. Divided into four parts, analysts discuss the differences in discourse within American Sign Language, British Sign Language, and American Indian Sign Language. Methodologies in discourse analysis focus on face-to-face interaction to bring awareness and understanding to what is going on emotionally and socially with non-hearing, visual communicators.

Cynthia B. Roy is a retired professor in the Department of Interpretation and Translation at Gallaudet University, where she directed the BA program and the PhD program. She is also a nationally certified American Sign Language–English interpreter specializing in community interpreting.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-511-8, ISSN 1080-5494, 6 x 9 casebound, 248 pages, 79 figures


E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-512-5


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