Sign Language Acquisition (Benjamins Current Topics 14)

Sign Language Acquisition (Benjamins Current Topics 14)

By: Bencie Woll (editor), Anne Baker (editor)Hardback

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How children acquire a sign language and the stages of sign language development are extremely important topics in sign linguistics and deaf education, with studies in this field enabling assessment of an individual child's communicative skills in comparison to others. In order to do research in this area it is important to use the right methodological tools. The contributions to this volume address issues covering the basics of doing sign acquisition research, the use of assessment tools, problems of transcription, analyzing narratives and carrying out interaction studies. It serves as an ideal reference source for any researcher or student of sign languages who is planning to do such work. This volume was originally published as a Special Issue of Sign Language & Linguistics 8:1/2 (2005)


1. Editors' preface (by Baker, Anne); 2. Articles; 3. Methods and procedures in sign language acquisition studies (by Baker, Anne); 4. Review of Sign Language Assessment Instruments (by Haug, Tobias); 5. Some observations on the use of HamNoSys in the context of the phonetic transcription of children's signing (by Takkinen, Ritva); 6. Transcription of child sign language: A focus on narrative (by Morgan, Gary); 7. Adult-child interaction in BSL nursery - getting their attention (by Smith, Sandra); 8. Code mixing in mother-child interaction in deaf families (by Bogaerde, Beppie van den); 9. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027222442
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 167
  • ID: 9789027222442
  • weight: 475
  • ISBN10: 9027222444

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