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Understanding international sign : a sociolinguistic study, Lori A. Whynot

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Understanding international sign : a sociolinguistic study
Title
Understanding international sign
Title remainder
a sociolinguistic study
Statement of responsibility
Lori A. Whynot
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Understanding International Sign, Lori A. Whynot examines International Sign (IS) to determine the extent to which signers from different countries comprehend it. She focuses exclusively on expository lecture IS used in conference settings and presents the first empirical research on its effectiveness for communicating rich information to diverse audience members. International Sign is regarded as a lingua franca that is employed by deaf people to communicate with other deaf people who do not share the same conventionalized local sign language. Contrary to widely-held belief, sign languages are not composed of a unified system of universal gestures--rather, they are distinctly different, and most are mutually unintelligible from one another. The phenomenon of IS has emerged through increased global interaction during recent decades, driven by a rise in the number of international conferences and events and by new technologies that allow for enhanced global communication. IS is gaining acceptance for providing communicative access to conference audience members who do not have knowledge of the designated conference languages, and it is being recruited for use due to the prohibitive expense of providing interpreting services in numerous different sign languages. However, it is not known how well audience members understand IS, and it may actually limit equal access to the interpreted information. Whynot compares IS to native sign languages and analyzes the distribution of linguistic elements in the IS lexicon and their combined effect on comprehension. Her findings indicate that audiences with diverse sign languages understand much less of IS presentations than has been previously assumed. Whynot's research has crucial implications for expository IS usage, training, and interpreting, and it sheds light on the strengths and weaknesses inherent in cross-linguistic, signed contact settings
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Whynot, Lori A.,
Dewey number
419
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sociolinguistics in deaf communities series
Series volume
v. 22
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  • Interpreters for the deaf
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Deaf
  • Sign language
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Understanding international sign : a sociolinguistic study, Lori A. Whynot
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover ; Other books in series ; Title page ; Copyright page ; Dedication ; Contents ; Editors' Preface ; Editorial Advisory Board ; Acknowledgments ; Chapter 1: Introduction ; Chapter 2: Prior Research on International Sign; Chapter 3: Meaning Making in International Sign; Chapter 4: An Analysis of the Lexical Frequency of Expository IS; Chapter 5: Assessing IS Comprehension; Chapter 6: Implications and Conclusions; Appendix A ; Appendix B ; Appendix C ; Appendix D; Appendix E; References ; Index
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ocn967342674
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781563686733
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unknown
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illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967342674
Label
Understanding international sign : a sociolinguistic study, Lori A. Whynot
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover ; Other books in series ; Title page ; Copyright page ; Dedication ; Contents ; Editors' Preface ; Editorial Advisory Board ; Acknowledgments ; Chapter 1: Introduction ; Chapter 2: Prior Research on International Sign; Chapter 3: Meaning Making in International Sign; Chapter 4: An Analysis of the Lexical Frequency of Expository IS; Chapter 5: Assessing IS Comprehension; Chapter 6: Implications and Conclusions; Appendix A ; Appendix B ; Appendix C ; Appendix D; Appendix E; References ; Index
Control code
ocn967342674
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781563686733
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967342674

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