The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages

Synopsis

This is an accessible introduction to the major areas of sociolinguistics as they relate to sign languages and deaf communities. Clearly organized, it brings together a team of leading experts in sign linguistics to survey the field, and covers a wide range of topics including variation, multilingualism, bilingualism, language attitudes, discourse analysis, language policy and planning. Each chapter introduces the key issues in each area of inquiry and provides a comprehensive review of the literature. The book also includes suggestions for further reading and helpful exercises.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Walt Wolfram
  • Ceil Lucas
  • Bencie Woll
  • Rachel Sutton-Spence
  • Frances Elton
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2001