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Sign Languages of Aboriginal Australia
Cultural, Semiotic and Communicative Perspectives

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  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107414211

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  • Originally published in 1988, this was the first book-length study ever to be published on the subject of sign language as a means of communication among Australian Aborigines. The work presented in this book filled an important gap in Aboriginal ethnography and linguistics. It also marked a major advance in the understanding of the relationship between medium of expression, code structure and communication; the processes by which spoken language may be represented in a non-vocal medium; and native speaker awareness of spoken language structure. Based on fieldwork conducted over a span of nine years, the volume presents a thorough analysis of the structure of sign languages and their relationship to spoken languages.

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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107414211
    • length: 562 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    Orthographic conventions and descriptive terms
    1. Introduction
    2. Aboriginal sign languages observed: a history
    3. Aboriginal sign languages observed: geographical review
    4. North central desert background
    5. Sign structures
    6. Sign forming and sign meaning
    7. Sign organization and word structure
    8. Signing spoken language grammar
    9. Discourse in sign and speech
    10. Signing and speaking simultaneously
    11. Signs of kinship
    12. Comparing Aboriginal sign languages
    13. Australian Aboriginal sign languages and other semiotic systems
    14. Aboriginal interaction and Aboriginal sign language
    Appendix I. Sign notation symbols
    Appendix II. Two versions of a Warlpiri story
    References
    Index of signs
    General index.

  • Author

    Adam Kendon

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