Sociolinguistic Variation in American Sign Language

Autor/a: LUCAS, Ceil; BAYLEY, Robert; VALLI, Clayton
Año: 2001
Editorial: Washington: Gallaudet University Press, 2001
Colección: Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities Series; 7
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 1-56368-113-7
Soporte: Papel


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


The culmination of a seven-year project, this volume provides a complete description of American Sign Language (ASL) variation. For four decades, linguists have studied how people from varying regions and backgrounds have different ways of saying the same thing. For example, in English some people say “test,” while others say “tes’”, dropping the final “t.” Noted scholars Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, and Clayton Valli led a team of exceptional researchers in applying techniques for analyzing spoken language variation to ASL. Their observations at the phonological, lexical, morphological, and syntactic levels demonstrate that ASL variation correlates with many of the same driving social factors of spoken languages, including age, socioeconomic class, gender, ethnic background, region, and sexual orientation.