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Sign Language Archaeology

Understanding the Historical Roots of American Sign Language

Ted Supalla & Patricia Clark

Sign Language Archaeology
Sign Language Archaeology

Sign Language Archaeology

Understanding the Historical Roots of American Sign Language

Ted Supalla & Patricia Clark

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Description

This study investigates the origins of American Sign Language, its evolution from French Sign Language, and evidence about the word formation process of ASL, including data from 19th and early 20th century dictionaries.

Ted Supalla is Professor in the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Patricia Clark, a certified ASL/English interpreter, is an adjunct faculty member in the Program in American Sign Language at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

Specifications

  • Publisher
    Gallaudet University Press,U.S.
  • Pub date
    Sep 2014
  • Pages
    296
  • Theme
    Sign languages, Braille and other linguistic communication
  • EAN
    9781563686245
  • Book
    Book