Some observations on sociolinguistic variation and American Sign Language

Autor/a: WOODWARD, James
Año: 1973
Editorial: 1973
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This paper attempts to make a case for the value of studying linguistic and social structures in the U.S. deaf community (and other communities) in a dynamic sociolinguistic framework by presenting a brief outline of the language situation in the deaf community, some specific facts on linguistic variation in the deaf community, the correlation of the linguistic variation with selected social variables, and the relevance of this kind of research to sociology and the deaf community.