Language and the Maintenance of Ethnic Boundaries in the Deaf Community

Autor/a: MARKOWICZ, H.; WOODWARD, J.
Año: 1978
Editorial: Communication and Cognition Ghent, nº 11 (1978) pp. 29-37
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital

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Sign language is used by over 1.000.000 deaf adults and by about 500.000 deaf children in India. This paper attemps to describe the structure of Indian Sign Language, which is not related to European sign languages. Theoretically such a description will help contribute to an understanding of universal and unique characteristics of sign language; it may also provide new perspectives on the nature of language in society.