The Analysis of Signed Languages

Autor/a: WILCOX, Sherman; WILCOX, Phyllis P.
Año: 2010
Editorial: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Signed languages are natural human languages used by deaf people throughout the world as their native or primary language. Although no formal survey of theworld’s signed languages has ever been conducted, it is generally recognized by linguists that they number in the hundreds; the edition of the Summer Institute of Linguistics Ethnologue of the world’s languages lists 103 signed languages (Grimes, 1996). Like spoken languages, signed languages may be classified into genetic or family groups. These genetic relations follow the historical development of signed lan-guages, and so do not reflect the same relations that may exist for spoken languagesin the same areas. For example, French Sign Language is a parent language of bothAmerican Sign Language (ASL) and Russian Sign Language.

En: Bernd Heine & Heiko Narrog (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis (2010) pp. 739-760.