Linguistics in sign language

Linguistics is the scientific study of natural language, including its studies in history, structure, and acquisition of language.

Linguistics in sign language has been a growing field worldwide since the 1970s. It gives us many insights into the structure of the human mind regardless of languages and modalities.

Below is a list of references on linguistics in sign language for your research interest.


Baker-Shenk, Charlotte; Cokely, Dennis (1991). American Sign Language: A Teacher's Resource Text on Grammar and Culture. Gallaudet University Press.

Clayton Valli, Kristin J. Mulrooney, Ceil Lucas (2005). Linguistics of American Sign Language: An Introduction, 4th Ed. Gallaudet University Press. ISBN:1563682834

Trevor Johnston and Adam Schembri (2007). Australian Sign Language: An introduction to sign language linguistics. Cambridge University Press.

Susan D. Fischer, Patricia Siple (1991). Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research: Linguistics. University of Chicago Press.

Lucas, Ceil (2005). The Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages. Cambridge University Press.

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