Irish Sign Language: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach (BOK)

John I. Saeed, Dr Lorraine Leeson

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As the only book of its kind, this book describes the social and historical background of this signed language and places Irish Sign Language in a world context. The Signs of Ireland corpus is used to introduce phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It also examines the key influences driving signed language linguistics in the past decade, including: recognition of the role of gesture; the influence of cognitive linguistics; the complexities of iconic representation in signing space; the role of simultaneous construction; and the grammar of ISL. All examples listed are drawn from the Signs of Ireland corpus, one of the largest digital corpora of a signed language in Europe, and are included on the accompanying DVD. An essential resource for sign language teachers and interpreters, students of sign linguistics, and learners of ISL in Ireland, this book offers new insights into the role of gesture, spatial models, iconicity, metaphor, and metonymy in ISL grammar, vocabulary and discourse.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Dr Lorraine Leeson, John I. Saeed
Forlag
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780748638239
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2cm
Vekt 522 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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