- Title Pages
- Chapter 1 Sign Language Geography
- Chapter 1 Response Some Observations on Research Methodology in Lexicostatistical Studies of Sign Languages
- Chapter 2 Two Types of Nonconcatenative Morphology in Signed Languages
- Chapter 2 Response Some Observations on Form-Meaning Correspondences in Two Types of Verbs in ASL
- Chapter 3 Sources of Handshape Error in First-Time Signers of ASL
- Chapter 3 Response Modality and Language in the Second Language Acquisition of American Sign Language
- Chapter 4 Getting to the Point
- Chapter 4 Response A Point Well Taken
- Chapter 5 Acquisition of Topicalization in Very Late Learners of Libras
- Chapter 5 Response A Critical Period for the Acquisition of a Theory of Mind?
- Chapter 6 Interrogatives in Ban Khor Sign Language
- Chapter 6 Response Village Sign Languages
- Chapter 7 Sign Language Humor, Human Singularities, and the Origins of Language
- Chapter 7 Response Gesture First or Speech First in Language Origins?
- Chapter 8 Best Practices for Collaborating with Deaf Communities in Developing Countries
- Chapter 8 Response Deaf Mobilization around the World
- Chapter 9 HIV/AIDS and the Deaf Community
- Chapter 9 Response HIV/AIDS and Deaf Communities in South Africa
- Chapter 10 The Language Politics of Japanese Sign Language (Nihon Shuwa)
- Chapter 10 Response Pluralization
- Chapter 11 Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in China
- Chapter 11 Response Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in India
- Chapter 12 Do Deaf Children Eat Deaf Carrots?
- Chapter 12 First Response “We’re the Same, I’m Deaf, You’re Deaf, Huh!”
- Chapter 12 Second Response Deafhood and Deaf Educators
Village Sign Languages
Village Sign Languages
- (p.221) Chapter 6 Response Village Sign Languages
- Deaf around the World
- Oxford University Press
The study of village sign languages is at the forefront of new approaches to developing a typology of languages. Indeed, recent research has shown that the study of village sign disconfirms some of our previously held assumptions about the linguistic structure of sign languages based on the study of the better-known sign languages of Europe and North America (such as that they all use classifiers — Adamorobe Sign Language does not). Further, village sign languages present distinct sociolinguistic contexts that are instructive to study with respect to understanding language contact issues. Finally, the endangered status of these languages raises philosophical questions about the nature of human language.
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