Maganar hannu (language of the hands): a descriptive analysis of Hausa Sign Language

Autor/a: SCHMALING, Constanze
Año: 1997
Editorial: Signum Verlag, 1997
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 3-927731-70-6
Soporte: Papel


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This is the first comprehensive account of any West African sign language. Hausa Sign Language (HSL) is the language used by deaf people in the Hausa-speaking areas of northern Nigeria. This book introduces the reader to the deaf community in Kano State and presents a description and analysis of the phonology, morphology, and lexicon of HSL as used in this area. Documentation of sign languages such as HSL will help in testing and possibly modifying existing models of sign language structure.