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Turn-Taking, Fingerspelling, and Contact in Signed Languages
edited by Ceil Lucas
Gallaudet University Press, 2002
Paper: 978-1-56368-151-6 | eISBN: 978-1-56368-188-2 | Cloth: 978-1-56368-128-8
Library of Congress Classification HV2474.T87 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 419

From Reviewer's Bookwatch, a publication of The Midwest Book Review

Compiled and edited by Ceil Lucas, Turn-Taking, Fingerspelling, and Contact in Signed Languages is the eighth volume in the outstanding Gallaudet University Press "Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series." The ten contributors bring to their work an expertise in their subject matter and an ability to present their material with a careful balance of scholarship and accessibility. The essays include Kristin J. Mulrooney's "Variation in ASL Fingerspelling"; Bruce A. Sofinski's "So, Why Do I Call This English?"; Paul Dudis' "Grounded Blend Maintenance as a Discourse Strategy"; Mieke Van Herreweghe's "Turn-Taking Mechanisms and Active Participation in Meetings with Deaf and Hearing Participants in Flanders." The final article, "Deaf People in Bilingual Speaking Communities: The Case of Deaf People in Bareclona," is the impressive and collaborative work of Esperanza Morales-Lopez, Delfina Agliaga-Emetrio, Jesus Amador Alonso-Rodriguez, Rosa Maria Boldu-Menasanch, Julia Garrusta-Ribes, and Victoria Gras Ferrer. Turn-Taking, Fingerspelling, and Contact in Signed Languages is a welcome and strongly recommended addition to Signing and Sign Language academic reference collections and supplemental reading lists.

Ceil Lucas is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and Interpretation at Gallaudet University.

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