Sign Language Studies

Sign Language Studies is a magazine focusing on Humanities

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, Fall

American Sign Language Teacher-Preparation Programs in the United States
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN a more important time in the history of American Sign Language (ASL), thanks to increased research and higher standards in the field of teaching the language. An ideological shift in academia, characterized by the linguistic, educational,...
Bernard Mottez and the Sociology of the Deaf
A Sociologist's RésuméWhen I first arrived in France and began to attend conferences and read about deaf people and their history in that country, I came across the name Bernard Mottez. On certain subjects, such as the difference between a handicap and...
The Deaf Way
The Deaf Way Les sourds, c'est comme ça, by Yves Delaporte (Paris: Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 2002, 398 pp. 28 . ISBN 2735109356. ISSN 0758 5888).THIS VOLUME PRESENTS an ethnographic account of the signing Deaf community of France,...
The Political Uses of Sign Language: The Case of the French Revolution
THE STORY OF THE ABBÉ DE L'ÉPÉE and the founding of the Paris Institute for the Deaf long ago entered the realm of legend. Competing versions of the story can be found in movies, paintings, novels, and memoirs, as well as scholarly accounts spanning...
The Visible and the Vocal: Speech and Gesture on a Continuum of Communicative Actions
The Visible and the Vocal: Speech and Gesture on a Continuum of Communicative Actions Gesture: Visible Action as Utterance by Adam Kendon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 400 pp. Hardcover, £50. ISBN 0521835259; paperback, £22.99, ISBN 0521542936).IT...
Variation in ASL: The Role of Grammatical Function
RESEARCH ON SPOKEN LANGUAGES has shown that linguistic variables may be systematically conditioned by factors operating at different linguistic levels. For example, numerous studies have shown that the deletion of final /t/ and /d/ from English words...