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Title Semantic fields in sign languages : colour, kinship and quantification / [edited] by Ulrike Zeshan, Keiko Sagara
Published Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2016]
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Series Sign language typology ; 6
Sign Language Typology ; 6
Contents Semantic fields in sign languages: a comparative typological study / Keiko Sagara and Ulrike Zeshan -- Colour terms, kinship terms and numerals in Estonian Sign Language / Liivi Hollman -- Colours and numerals in Spanish Sign Language (LSE) / Inmaculada C. Báez-Montero and Ana María Fernández-Soneira -- A typological look at kinship terms, colour terms and numbers in Finnish Sign Language / Ritva Takkinen, Tommi Jantunen, and Irja Seilola -- Kinship terminology in Czech Sign Language / Klára Richterová, Alena Marcurová, and Radka Nováková -- Why is the SKY BLUE?: on colour signs in Icelandic Sign Language / Rannveig Sverrisdóttir and Kristín Lena Thorvaldsdóttir -- Numeral signs and compounding in Chinese Sign Language (CSL) / Junhui Yang -- Colour terms in Indonesian sign language varieties: a preliminary study / Nick Palfreyman -- Aspects of number and kinship terms in Japanese Sign Language / Keiko Sagara -- Kinship and colour terms in Mexican Sign Language / Bernadet Hendriks -- Number, colour and kinship in New Zealand Sign Language / Rachel McKee
Summary Typological studies require a broad range of linguistic data from a variety of countries, especially developing nations whose languages are under-researched. This is especially challenging for investigations of sign languages, because there are no existing corpora for most of them, and some are completely undocumented. To examine three cross-linguistically fruitful semantic fields in sign languages from a typological perspective for the first time, a detailed questionnaire was generated and distributed worldwide through emails, mailing lists, websites and the newsletter of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). This resulted in robust data on kinship, colour and number in 32 sign languages across the globe, 10 of which are revealed in depth within this volume. These comprise languages from Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region, including Indonesian sign language varieties, which are rarely studied. Like other volumes in this series, this book will be illuminative for typologists, students of linguistics and deaf studies, lecturers, researchers, interpreters, and sign language users who travel internationally
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sign language -- Semantics.
Typoloogy (Linguistics)
Form Electronic book
Author Sagara, Keiko, editor
Zeshan, Ulrike, editor
LC no. 2016009284
ISBN 1501503324 (ePub)
1501503421 (pdf)
9781501503320 (ePub)
9781501503429 (pdf)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)