The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages

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2.1 Percentages of signers in various European countries who replied they could always understand another signer from (a) a town 100 kilometers away and (b) their own town25
4.1 Centralization and orientation toward Martha's Vineyard68
4.2 (r) indices for three social classes in five styles in New York City69
4.3 Percentage of multiple negation in Detroit African American English by gender and social class70
4.4 Percentages of -t, d deletion in Detroit African American English by linguistic environment and social class72
4.5 Variability in spoken and sign languages90
4.6 Variable processes in spoken and sign languages92
4.7 Internal constraints on variable units in spoken and sign languages94
7.1 Factors that influence judgments200

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables x
  • Contributors xi
  • Foreword xv
  • Preface and Acknowledgments xvii
  • Abbreviations xviii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Multilingualism: the Global Approach to Sign Languages 8
  • 3 - Bilingualism and Language Contact 33
  • 4 - Sociolinguistic Variation 61
  • Notes *
  • 5 - Discourse Analysis 112
  • 6 - Language Planning and Policy 145
  • Notes *
  • Appendix 6.1 - Statement on the Recognition of the National Sign Languages of the Deaf Passed at the Third European Congress on Sign Language Research, Hamburg (1989) *
  • Appendix 6.2 - World Federation of the Deaf Calls for Recognition of Sign Languages *
  • 7 - Language Attitudes 181
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography 217
  • Index 249
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