Sign Language Studies

Sign Language Studies is a magazine focusing on Humanities

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, Winter

A Cross-Linguistic Analysis of Fingerspelling Production by Sign Language Interpreters
What do the following words have in common: wealth, Afghanistan, oath, do, innocent, care, and Gettysburg? The answer may not be immediately transparent, but this motley collection of nouns, adjectives, and verbs appeared in President Barack Obama's...
Form, Meaning, and Focus in American Sign Language
Form, Meaning, and Focus in American Sign Language, by Miako N. P. Rankin (Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2013, casebound, 148 pages, $80)In this book, author Miako Rankin presents a published version of her doctoral dissertation, which...
New Evidence for Early Modern Ottoman Arabic and Turkish Sign Systems
Al-Jäh i z (d. 869), a famous author of Arabic literature and theology in Abbasid-era Iraq, counted signs (in Arabic, ishârât) among the five methods of expressing oneself, the other four being speech, writing, monumental architecture, and finger reckoning...
Sequential Recall and American Sign Language: A Look at LOT
Sequential Recall by Deaf IndividualsSequential memory is the recollection or processing of a list of items or of words in a sentence in the same order as presented. Deaf individuals have greater difficulty with sequential memory processing tasks than...
Sign Language Varieties in Lima, Peru
With many distinctive landscapes and native species, unique indigenous cultures, and even seventy-five endangered spoken languages (Catalogue of Endangered Languages 2015), Peru is known for its diversity. Yet, the Catalogue of Endangered Languages,...
The Historical Relationship between Triestine Sign Language and Austrian Sign Language
An international cooperation agreement established several years ago between the University of Trieste in Italy and the Alpen-Adria Universität in Klagenfurt, Austria, has enabled staff members involved in sign language teaching and research to meet...
The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia, ed. Genie Gertz and Patrick Boudreault (Los Angeles: SAGE, 2016, 1,128 pages)pah! Finally, a compendium has been published documenting, within a single source, scholarly knowledge exclusively about Deaf people. Editors...
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