'Ungraceful, Repulsive, Difficult To Comprehend': Sociolinguistic Consideration of Shifts in Signed Languages

Autor/a: TURNER, G. H.
Año: 1999
Editorial: Issues in Applied Linguistics, Vol. 10, nº 2 (1999) pp. 131–152
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Focuses on language shift in a signed language in contact with the spoken language. Suggests that British Sign Language, under the influence of spoken English, has witnessed effects such as increased use of finger spelling as well as changes in lexical and function words that reflect spoken/written language structures.