ERIC Number: EJ629541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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"Ungraceful, Repulsive, Difficult To Comprehend": Sociolinguistic Consideration of Shifts in Signed Languages.
Turner, Graham H.
Issues in Applied Linguistics, v10 n2 p131-52 Dec 1999
Focuses on language shift in a signed language in contact with the spoken language. Suggests that British Sign Language, under the influence of spoken English, has witnessed effects such as increased use of finger spelling as well as changes in lexical and function words that reflect spoken/written language structures. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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