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Formational units in sign languages [electronic resource] / edited by Rachel Channon, Harry van der Hulst.

Contributor(s): Channon, Rachel, 1950- | Hulst, Harry van der.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Sign language typology series: 3.Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : Nijmegen, The Netherlands : De Gruyter Mouton ; Ishara Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (346 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781614510680 (electronic bk.); 1614510687 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sign language -- Phonology, Comparative | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Phonology, Comparative | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Sign LanguageGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Formational units in sign languages.DDC classification: 419 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: "Sign languages and spoken languages have many fascinating differences, caused primarily by the reaction of the human mind to different modalities, but also by some important social differences. This book examines the effects of these and other differences on sign language phonology and phonetics using observation, experimentation and theory. Languages examined include Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American sign languages, and language situations include home signers and small village signers, children, gesturers, adult signers and non-native signers"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Sign languages and spoken languages have many fascinating differences, caused primarily by the reaction of the human mind to different modalities, but also by some important social differences. This book examines the effects of these and other differences on sign language phonology and phonetics using observation, experimentation and theory. Languages examined include Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American sign languages, and language situations include home signers and small village signers, children, gesturers, adult signers and non-native signers"--Provided by publisher.

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