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Title: A Grammar Sketch of Yolŋu Sign Language
Written By: Marie Carla D. Adone
Elaine L. Maypilama
URL: http://bit.ly/1iQDw04
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Australian Languages 08
Description:

A Grammar Sketch of Yolŋu Sign Language

Marie Carla D. Adone and Elaine L. Maypilama

This is the first comprehensive introductory book on Yolŋu Sign Language, the sign language of the Yolŋu people in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. In this book Marie Carla D. Adone and Elaine L. Maypilama explore some areas of Yolŋu 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 Yolŋu. Hearing Yolŋu 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.

Marie Carla D. Adone is the Chair of Applied Linguistics and one of the Directors of Australian Studies in the English Department, University of Cologne, Germany. She has published several books and articles on Creole languages, Sign languages and First Language Acquisition (of Creole languages).

Elaine L. Maypilama is an honorary research fellow at Charles Darwin University, and is employed by Menzies. She has co-authored a considerable number of papers on various Aboriginal areas including the linguistics of YSL. She recently earned her Ph.D.

ISBN 9783862885480. LINCOM Studies in Australian Languages 08. 153pp. 2014.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Pragmatics
Anthropological Linguistics
Sign Language
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