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The Resource Form, meaning, and focus in American Sign Language, Miako N.P. Rankin

Form, meaning, and focus in American Sign Language, Miako N.P. Rankin

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Form, meaning, and focus in American Sign Language
Title
Form, meaning, and focus in American Sign Language
Statement of responsibility
Miako N.P. Rankin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The meaning of any linguistic expression resides not only in the words, but also in the ways that those words are conveyed. In her new study, Miako N.P. Rankin highlights the crucial interrelatedness of form and meaning at all levels in order to consider specific types of American Sign Language (ASL) expression. In particular, Form, Meaning, and Focus in American Sign Language considers how ASL expresses non-agent focus, similar to the meaning of passive voice in English. Rankin's analyses of the form-meaning correspondences of ASL expressions of non-agent focus reveals an underlying pattern that can be traced across sentence and verb types. This pattern produces meanings with various levels of focus on the agent. Rankin has determined in her meticulous study that the pattern of form-meaning characteristic of non-agent focus in ASL is used prolifically in day-to-day language. The recognition of the frequency of this pattern holds implications regarding the acquisition of ASL, the development of curricula for teaching ASL, and the analysis of ASL discourse in effective interpretation
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rankin, Miako N. P.,
Dewey number
419.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sociolinguistics in deaf communities series
Series volume
volume 19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Sign Language
  • Deaf
  • Language and culture
Label
Form, meaning, and focus in American Sign Language, Miako N.P. Rankin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn906128796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (149 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781563685743
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906128796
Label
Form, meaning, and focus in American Sign Language, Miako N.P. Rankin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn906128796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (149 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781563685743
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906128796

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