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Adone / Maypilama

A Grammar Sketch of Yolngu Sign Language

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2014. Buch. 153 S. Softcover

LINCOM. ISBN 978-3-86288-548-0

In englischer Sprache

Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe: LINCOM Studies in Australian Languages; 8


This is the first comprehensive introductory book on Yol?u Sign Language, the sign language of the Yol?u people in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. In this book Marie Carla D. Adone and Elaine L. Maypilama explore some areas of Yol?u Sign Language Grammar. They show that this language behaves very much like many other sign languages around the world. It has a structure and rules and there are conventions. The authors provide some insights into the sociolinguistic background of this endangered sign language and discuss some aspects of its grammar. YSL is the primary language or first language of a small number of deaf Yol?u. Hearing Yol?u use this sign language as an alternate language to their spoken language. On Elcho Island the population as in many other communities is truly bimodal bilingual, that is they acquire both spoken and sign languages simultaneously from birth.

In each chapter we have included pictures of the signs and useful references, thus making this book an ideal resource textbook for YSL users, teachers, educators or anyone interested in indigenous sign languages of Australia.


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