Seeing Language in Sign: The Work of William C. Stokoe

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In 1955 William C. Stokoe arrived at Gallaudet College (later Gallaudet University) to teach English where he was first exposed to deaf people signing. While most of his colleagues dismissed signing as mere mimicry of speech, Stokoe saw in it elements of a distinctive language all its own. Seeing Language in Sign traces the process that Stokoe followed to prove scientifically and unequivocally that American Sign Language (ASL) met the full criteria of linguistics--phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and use of ...

Seeing Language in Sign: The Work of William C. Stokoe 2010, Gallaudet University Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781563684708

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Seeing Language in Sign: The Work of William C. Stokoe 1996, Gallaudet University Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781563680533

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