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This book defines the notion of applied sign linguistics by drawing on data from projects that have explored sign language in action in various domains. The book gives professionals working with sign languages, signed language teachers and students, research students and their supervisors, authoritative access to current ideas and practice.
By Monica Beyer
"Includes 30 new pages of signs and illustrations!"
An up-to-date overview of the main areas of the sociolinguistics of sign languages. Topics explored include multilingualism in the global deaf community, sociolinguistic variation and change in sign languages, bilingualism and language contact between signed and spoken languages, attitudes towards sign languages, and sign language planning and policy.
Learning American Sign Language: Pearson New International Edition: Levels I & II--Beginning & Intermediate
By Robert Hills
Learning American Sign Language: Levels I & II--Beginning & Intermediate, Second Edition, is a major revision of the First Edition, designed to help learners successfully interact with deaf American Sign Language ASL users. Written by two leading authorities in the field, the text is used as the basic text for...
This thematic and geographic overview examines more than forty sign languages from around the world.