Australian Sign Language Auslan: An introduction to sign language linguistics

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Australian Sign Language Auslan: An introduction to sign language linguistics
Authors: Trevor Johnston
Year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9780521832977
ISBN 10: 521832977
Categorie: Reference
Pages: 339
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Australian Sign Language (Auslan): An introduction to sign language linguistics Trevor Johnston, Adam Schembri
This 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. Categories:
Reference
Year:
2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Language:
english
Pages:
339
ISBN 10:
0521832977
ISBN 13:
9780521832977
File:
92 MB

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Australian Sign Language Auslan: An introduction to sign language linguistics
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Availability: 5000 in stock