Natural Sign Languages

Autor/a: SANDLER, Wendy; LILLO-MARTIN, Diane
Año: 2001
Editorial: Blackwell
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




It has been nearly forty years since serious investigation of natural sign languages began to show that these languages are bona fide linguistic systems, with structures and rules and the full range of expressive power that characterize spoken languages. Researchers have spent most of that time demonstrating, with increasing rigor and formality, the sometimes surprising similarities between languages in the two modalities, spoken and signed. Concomitantly, scholars in the related disciplines of language acquisition and neurolinguistics have been discovering significant similarities between spoken and signed languages in these domains as well. It is safe to say that the academic world is now convinced that sign languages are real languages in every sense of the term.

En M. Aronoff y J. Rees-Miller (Eds.), Handbook of Linguistics (pp. 533-562).