The Resource The hidden treasure of Black ASL : its history and structure, Carolyn McCaskill [and others] ; in collaboration with Roxanne King, Pamela Baldwin, Randall Hogue

The hidden treasure of Black ASL : its history and structure, Carolyn McCaskill [and others] ; in collaboration with Roxanne King, Pamela Baldwin, Randall Hogue

Label
The hidden treasure of Black ASL : its history and structure
Title
The hidden treasure of Black ASL
Title remainder
its history and structure
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn McCaskill [and others] ; in collaboration with Roxanne King, Pamela Baldwin, Randall Hogue
Title variation
Hidden treasure of Black American Sign Language
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • sgn
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"People who first encounter sign language often ask if deaf people around the world sign the same language. Frequently, they are surprised to learn that there are different sign languages in different nations worldwide, as well as variations of these languages. These variations depend on social factors such as region, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and race. One variation, Black ASL, has been recognized for years as a distinct form of sign language but only through anecdotal reports. This volume and its accompanying DVD present the first empirical study that begins to fill in the linguistic gaps about Black ASL. The powerful cast of contributors to The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL considered three questions in their study. First, what was the sociohistorical reality that made a separate variety of ASL possible? Second, what are the features of the variety of ASL that people call Black ASL? Third, can the same kind of unique features that have been identified in African American English be identified in Black ASL? This groundbreaking book and its companion DVD go far in answering these questions while also showing the true treasures of Black ASL."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
DVD is in American Sign Language with English voiceover and with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
HV2545
LC item number
.H53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCaskill, Carolyn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Sign Language
  • African Americans
  • Deaf
  • African Americans
  • American Sign Language
  • Deaf
  • United States
Label
The hidden treasure of Black ASL : its history and structure, Carolyn McCaskill [and others] ; in collaboration with Roxanne King, Pamela Baldwin, Randall Hogue
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Companion DVD contains video examples of Black ASL and a variety of interviews. A disc symbol in the text indicates a link to a relevant section of the DVD
Accompanying material
1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The sociohistorical foundation of Black ASL -- Research methods -- Signers' perceptions of black asl -- Phonological variation -- Variation in syntax and discourse -- The effects of language contact -- Lexical variation -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
xxii, 192 pages
Isbn
9781563684906
Lccn
2010052968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)682895112
  • (OCoLC)ocn682895112
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The hidden treasure of Black ASL : its history and structure, Carolyn McCaskill [and others] ; in collaboration with Roxanne King, Pamela Baldwin, Randall Hogue
Publication
Note
Companion DVD contains video examples of Black ASL and a variety of interviews. A disc symbol in the text indicates a link to a relevant section of the DVD
Accompanying material
1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The sociohistorical foundation of Black ASL -- Research methods -- Signers' perceptions of black asl -- Phonological variation -- Variation in syntax and discourse -- The effects of language contact -- Lexical variation -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
xxii, 192 pages
Isbn
9781563684906
Lccn
2010052968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)682895112
  • (OCoLC)ocn682895112
Video recording format
DVD

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