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Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics

Sign Language in Action

Authors: Napier, Jemina, Leeson, Lorraine

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About this book

This book defines the notion of applied sign linguistics by drawing on data from projects that have explored sign language in action in various domains. The book gives professionals working with sign languages, signed language teachers and students, research students and their supervisors, authoritative access to current ideas and practice.

About the authors

Jemina Napier is Professor and Chair of Intercultural Communication at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. She grew up in the British Deaf community, has extensive international experience as a sign language interpreter, researcher and educator and is the author of Sign Language Interpreting: Linguistic Coping Strategies. She was an inaugural board member of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters.

Lorraine Leeson is Professor of Deaf Studies at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She has worked with Deaf communities for more than 25 years as an interpreter, a researcher and educator. She is co-author of Irish Sign Language: A Cognitive Linguistic Account (with John I. Saeed). She is the inaugural Chair of the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters Committee of Experts.

Reviews

“Sign Language in Action is a strong overview of applied sign language linguistics. Both Napier and Leeson are able to explain the broad field in a manner that is approachable for newcomers. Instructors and researchers of applied sign language may want to consider Napier and Leeson’s book a delightful addition to the panoply of educational materials about sign languages and applied linguistics, especially for introductory courses in sign language related fields, such as linguistics or deaf education.” (Jon Henner, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Vol. 21 (4), October, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Napier, Jemina (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Understanding Applied Sign Linguistics

    Napier, Jemina (et al.)

    Pages 19-49

  • Sign Language in Action

    Napier, Jemina (et al.)

    Pages 50-84

  • Learning and Teaching Sign Languages

    Napier, Jemina (et al.)

    Pages 87-118

  • Sign Language in Everyday Life

    Napier, Jemina (et al.)

    Pages 119-175

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eBook £17.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-30977-8
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Hardcover £70.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-30975-4
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Softcover £22.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-30976-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sign Language in Action
Authors
Series Title
Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30977-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137309778
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30975-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-30976-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 339
Topics