Jordanian sign language: aspects of grammar from a cross-linguistic perspective

Autor/a: HENDRIKS, Bernadet
Año: 2008
Editorial: [Amsterdam]: Graduate School of Linguistics; LOT, 2008
Colección: LOT Dissertation; 193
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 978-90-78328-67-4
Soporte: Papel


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Jordanian Sign Language is the sign language used by Deaf people in Jordan. It appears to be a relatively young language, although not much is known about its history. It is mutually intelligible with most other sign languages used in Arab countries in the Middle East. This study is the first in-depth study of grammatical structures in a Middle Eastern Arab sign language. It provides a lexical comparison of different sign languages from the Middle East and gives a brief overview of the grammar of LIU. Selected aspects of the grammar of LIU, notably negation, possession, manual simultaneity and perspective are described in more depth and compared to descriptions of other sign languages, revealing both interesting similarities and differences.