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    DescriptionThis is first comprehensive introduction to the linguistics of Auslan, the sign language of Australia. Assuming no prior background in language study, it explores each key aspect of the structure of Auslan, providing an accessible overview of its grammar (how sentences are structured), phonology (the building blocks of signs), morphology (the structure of signs), lexicon (vocabulary), semantics (how meaning is created), and discourse (how Auslan is used in context). The authors also discuss a range of myths and misunderstandings about sign languages, provide an insight into the history and development of Auslan, and show how Auslan is related to other sign languages, such as those used in Britain, the USA and New Zealand. Complete with clear illustrations of the signs in use and useful further reading lists, this is an ideal resource for anyone interested in Auslan, as well as those seeking a clear, general introduction to sign language linguistics.


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    Title
    Australian Sign Language (Auslan)
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to Sign Language Linguistics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Trevor Johnston, By (author) Adam Schembri
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 332
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 553 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521540568
    ISBN 10: 0521540569
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: CFG, CFK, CFH
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    BISAC V2.8: LAN017000
    BIC subject category V2: CFZ
    DC22: 419.94
    LC classification: HV2474 .J64 2007
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: CFZ
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Trevor Johnston is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University. Adam Schembri is Senior Research Fellow at the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre at University College London.
    Table of contents
    1. Signed languages and linguistics; 2. Auslan in social context; 3. Auslan and other signed languages; 4. Phonetics and phonology: the building blocks of signs; 5. Morphology: sign formation and modification; 6. Lexicon: the structure of Auslan vocabulary; 7. Syntax: the structure of sentences in Auslan; 8. Semantics and pragmatics: sign meaning and sentence meaning; 9. Discourse: structure and use above the sentence; 10. Issues in the study of signed languages.