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Sign Language The Study of Deaf People and Their Language

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ISBN-10: 0521357179

ISBN-13: 9780521357173

Edition: 2000

Authors: Jim G. Kyle, Bencie Woll, Gloria Pullen, Frank Maddix, J. Kyle

List price: $82.99
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This book provides a study of the communication and culture of deaf people, particularly among a community of the deaf in Britain. The authors' goal is to inform educators, psychologists, linguists, and professionals working with deaf people about the rich language the deaf have developed for themselves--a language of movement and space, of the hands and the eyes, of abstract communication as well as iconic story-telling. Early chapters discuss the history of sign language use, its social aspects and the issues surrounding the language acquisition of deaf children. The book's core examines the linguistic and psychological study of British Sign Language and compares and contrasts it with…    
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Book details

List price: $82.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/26/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.17" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Jim Kyle is a former soldier, cop, teacher, principal, and school superintendent. He founded the Home at Last Sanctuary with his wife of 50 years, Donna Kyle, also a former teacher. Jim and Donna met and married while attending Cal-Poly at Pomona, which has a culture of "service before self" that they have strived to embody their whole lives. After Donna recovered from cancer and Jim recovered from a life-threatening auto accident, they decided to celebrate by getting a mule, as they were eager to bring equines back into their lives. Jim had spent his childhood summers on his uncle's vast cattle ranch, where he began riding at age five. Donna got her first horse at age 11 and took great…    

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The deaf community
British Sign Language
Historical aspects of BSL
Sign language acquisition
The building blocks of sign language
The structure of signs
Sign morphology and syntax: the grammar of BSL
Comparing sign languages
Learning and using BSL
The psychology of sign
Sign language interpreting
Sign language in schools
Which sign language?
Developments for sign language
Growing up in the deaf community
Teaching sign language
BSL notation
References
Subject index
Index of signs in the text
Index of names in the text