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    DescriptionThis is the first detailed explanation of the way British Sign Language works and is the product of many years' experience of research and teaching sign linguistics to deaf and hearing people. It assumes no previous knowledge of linguistics or sign language, and is not structured around traditional headings such as phonology, morphology and syntax. Instead it is set out in such a way as to help learners and their teachers understand the linguistic principles behind the language. There are sections on BSL grammar and also on the use of BSL, including social acceptability in signing, variation, and poetry and humour in BSL. Technical terms and linguistic jargon are kept to a minimum, and the text contains many examples from English, BSL, and other spoken and sign languages. The book is amply illustrated and contains exercises, as well as a reading list for further study. An accompanying 90-minute DVD is available from Talk With Sign Books. To find out more, visit http://www.talkwithsign.com/linguistics-british-sign-language-p-741.html.


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    Title
    The Linguistics of British Sign Language
    Subtitle
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rachel Sutton-Spence, By (author) Bencie Woll
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 316
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521637183
    ISBN 10: 052163718X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    B&T General Subject: 480
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    DC21: 419
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 419
    B&T Approval Code: A22252000
    DC22: 419
    B&T Approval Code: W31743600
    BISAC V2.8: LAN017000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: CFZ
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HV2474 .S97 1999
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    Thema V1.0: CFZ
    Illustrations note
    368 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 April 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Conventions used in the text; 1. Linguistics and sign linguistics; 2. BSL in its social context; 3. Constructing sign sentences; 4. Questions and negation; 5. Mouth patterns and non-manual features in BSL; 6. Morphology and morphemes in BSL; 7. Aspect, manner and mood; 8. Space types and verb types in BSL; 9. The structure of gestures and signs; 10. Visual motivation and metaphor; 11. The established and productive lexicons; 12. Borrowing and naming signs; 13. Socially unacceptable signs; 14. Extended use of language in BSL; Table of illustrations; Index; Index of signs; Bibliography.