Sign language and linguistic universals

Wendy Sandler, Diane Lillo-Martin

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Sign languages are of great interest to linguists because, while they are produced by the same brain, their physical transmission differs greatly from that of spoken languages. Wendy Sandler and Diane Lillo-Martin compare spoken languages with those that are signed, in order to seek universal properties of human languages. No prior background in sign language linguistics is assumed, and numerous pictures are provided to make descriptions accessible to readers.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages547
ISBN (Electronic)9781139163910
ISBN (Print)9780521482486
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006

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Publisher Copyright:
© Wendy Sandler and Diane Lillo-Martin 2006.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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