Storytelling and Conversation: discourse in deaf communities

Autor/a: WINSTON, Elizabeth A. (ed.)
Año: 1999
Editorial: Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 1999
Colección: Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities Series; 5
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 978-1-56368-531-6
Soporte: Papel


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


In this intriguing book, renowned sociolinguistics experts explore the importance of discourse analysis, a process that examines patterns of language to understand how users build cooperative understanding in dialogues. It presents discourse analyses of sign languages native to Bali, Italy, England, and the United States.

Studies of internal context review the use of space in ASL to discuss space, how space in BSL is used to “package” complex narrative tasks, how signers choose linguistic tools to structure storytelling, and how affect, emphasis, and comment are added in text telephone conversations. Inquiries into external contexts observe the integration of deaf people and sign language into language communities in Bali, and the language mixing that occurs between deaf parents and their hearing children.