Foreign Vocabulary in Sign Languages: A Cross-Linguistic by Diane Brentari

By Diane Brentari

This publication takes a detailed examine the ways in which 5 signal languages borrow components from the encircling, dominant spoken language neighborhood the place each one is positioned. It deals cautious analyses of semantic, morphosyntactic, and phonological adaption of types taken from a resource language (in this situation a spoken language) to a recipient signed language. furthermore, the contributions inside the quantity study the social attitudes and cultural values that play a job during this linguistic approach. because the cultural identification of Deaf groups is manifested so much strongly of their signal languages, this subject is of curiosity for cultural and linguistic purposes. Linguists drawn to phonology, morphology, observe formation, bilingualism, and linguistic anthropology will locate this an attractive set of situations of language touch. Interpreters and signal language academics also will discover a wealth of attention-grabbing evidence concerning the signal languages of those assorted Deaf communities.

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