||Linguistics of American Sign Language
Clayton Valli, Ceil Lucas, Kristin J.
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.
***The supplemental video content is available online at the Gallaudet University Press YouTube Channel. Under Playlists, click “Linguistics of American Sign Language (5th edition) DVD.”***
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 Villanueva is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at Gallaudet University.