Chapter 6. British Sign Language

  1. Alan Davies and
  2. Catherine Elder
  1. Rachel Sutton-Spence and
  2. Bencie Woll

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757000.ch6

The Handbook of Applied Linguistics

The Handbook of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Sutton-Spence, R. and Woll, B. (2008) British Sign Language, in The Handbook of Applied Linguistics (eds A. Davies and C. Elder), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757000.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631228998

Online ISBN: 9780470757000

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Keywords:

  • community;
  • english;
  • sign;
  • motivation;
  • production

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Child-Directed Language

  • Social Dialects in BSL

  • Regional Dialects in BSL

  • Situational Dialects: BSL Register

  • Aesthetic Use of BSL

  • Encounters between Deaf and Hearing Communities

  • Language Planning and Standardization

  • Learning BSL

  • BSL—English Interpreters

  • Oficial Recognition of BSL

  • Conclusions