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Sign Languages of Aboriginal Australia: Cultural, Semiotic and Communicative Perspectives

Sign Languages of Aboriginal Australia: Cultural, Semiotic and Communicative Perspectives (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1988, this was the first book-length study ever to be published on the subject of sign language as a means of communication among Australian Aborigines. The work presented in this book filled an important gap in Aboriginal ethnography and linguistics. It also marked a major advance in the understanding of the relationship between medium of expression, code structure and communication; the processes by which spoken language may be represented in a non-vocal medium; and native speaker awareness of spoken language structure. Based on fieldwork conducted over a span of nine years, the volume presents a thorough analysis of the structure of sign languages and their relationship to spoken languages.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsSign languages, Braille & other linguistic communication Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 14/02/2013 ISBN-13: 9781107414211  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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