In this Book

  • To the Lexicon and Beyond: Sociolinguistics in European Deaf Communities
  • Book
  • Mieke Van Herreweghe and Myriam Vermeerbergen, Editors
  • 2004
  • Published by: Gallaudet University Press
    • Viewed
    • View Citation
buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
Volume 10 of the series explores sociolinguistics in various European Deaf communities. Editors Van Herreweghe and Vermeerbergen present a wide array of research inspired by the Sociolinguistics Symposium 14 held at Ghent University, Belgium, in April 2002. Noted contributors from Finland, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom offer insights gleaned from the languages of their countries. Part One of this five-part volume investigates multilingualism and language contact among Finland-Swedish Deaf People. Part Two looks at regional variation and the evolution of signs in Flemish Sign Language, as well as gender-influenced variation in Irish Sign Language. Language policy and planning receives consideration in the third part, with a study of sign language lexical variation in the Netherlands and an analysis of the risks of codification in Flemish Sign Language. Part Four examines the implementation of bilingual programs for deaf students throughout Europe, and updates research on visually oriented language use in Swedish Deaf education classrooms. The final part of To the Lexicon and Beyond: Sociolinguistics in European Deaf Communities presents data on language attitudes, including a census of sign language users in Spain that reveal a changing language community. The last chapter of this fascinating assembly assays British Deaf communities and language identity in relation to issues of transnationality in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

restricted access Download Full Book
  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Frontmatter
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Editorial Advisory Board
  2. p. vii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Editors’ Introduction
  2. p. ix
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. PART ONE: MULTILINGUALISM AND LANGUAGE CONTACT
  1. The Sociolinguistic Situation of Finland-Swedish Deaf People and Their Language, Finland-Swedish Sign Language
  2. pp. 3-23
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. PART TWO: VARIATION
  1. Regional Variation in Flemish Sign Language
  2. pp. 27-38
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. To the Lexicon and Beyond: The Effect of Gender on Variation in Irish Sign Language
  2. pp. 39-73
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Hard and Hard and Hard: The Same Sign? On the Evolution of Signs in Flemish Sign Language
  2. pp. 74-88
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. PART THREE: LANGUAGE POLICY AND PLANNING
  1. Lexical Variation in Sign Language of the Netherlands
  2. pp. 91-110
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Flemish Sign Language: Some Risks of Codification [Includes Image Plates]
  2. pp. 111-137
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. PART FOUR: LANGUAGE IN DEAF EDUCATION
  1. The Path toward Bilingualism: Problems and Perspectives with Regard to the Inclusion of Sign Language in Deaf Education
  2. pp. 141-170
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Visually Oriented Language Use: Discursive and Technological Resources in Swedish Deaf Pedagogical Arenas
  2. pp. 171-207
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. PART FIVE: LANGUAGE ATTITUDES
  1. Language Census of Sign-Language Users in Spain: Attitudes in a Changing Language Community
  2. pp. 211-247
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Exploring British Experiences of Language and Deafhood in Hypermodernity
  2. pp. 248-263
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 265-269
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-285
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
Back To Top