Irit Meir's A Language in Space: The Story of Israeli Sign Language PDF

By Irit Meir

ISBN-10: 080585570X

ISBN-13: 9780805855708

ISBN-10: 080586265X

ISBN-13: 9780805862652

This English version of A Language in house: the tale of Israeli signal Language, which got the Bahat Award for many awesome publication for a basic viewers in its Hebrew variation, is an advent to signal language utilizing Israeli signal Language (ISL) as a version. Authors Irit Meir and Wendy Sandler provide a glimpse right into a variety of interesting descriptions of the ISL neighborhood to which linguists and different researchers would possibly not have entry. An underlying premise of the booklet is that language is a psychological approach with common houses, and that language lives via humans. a transparent and interesting learn, A Language in area addresses proper facets of signal language, together with the main summary questions and issues on the topic of society and group. Divided into 3 elements, the e-book covers: the linguistic constitution of Israeli signal Language; the language and its neighborhood; and a wide depiction of ISL and the contribution of signal language learn to linguistic thought. This booklet is meant for linguists (with or with no heritage in signal language), psychologists, sociologists, educators, scholars, and someone with an curiosity within the human skill for language.

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The sections that follow will show that this is not the case. Signs are indeed comprised of a set of smaller meaningless units that combine in particular ways to create a lexicon with the expressive potential needed for any human language. THE MEANINGLESS BUILDING BLOCKS OF WORDS At the intuitive level, it seems obvious that words are made up of sounds, like the [k], [I], and [s] of the word, kiss. But if we consider the nature of these 1 In this chapter and throughout the book, we will often refer use the term ‘word’ interchangeably with the term ‘sign’.

Red, blue, green) or to build types of sentences that would compel signers to use negation words. ch02_8112_Meir_LEA 5/1/07 6:49 PM Page 16 16 PART I Although translation is a viable research method in the hands of experienced linguists and consultants, the method has its pitfalls, such as interference from the written material. One way of overcoming this problem is to make sure that the consultant internalizes the elicitation material, puts it aside, and then signs its meaning in ISL to another native consultant, and not to the investigator, who turns into a fly on the wall.

The components we have described are the building blocks of Israeli Sign Language, and, as with any construction, choosing the wrong building block can result in a structure that is ill-formed and shaky. People learning a sign language for the first time often overlook such details in their sign production, with a result that may be confusing, funny, and sometimes embarrassing. In Figure 2–11 we picture some pairs of signs that are commonly confused by beginners. Using the handshape instead of can turn an interesting book into a dangerous one.

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