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The Language Politics of Japanese Sign Language (Nihon Shuwa)

Karen Nakamura

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter outlines difficulties in determining a national sign language, examining language ideologies. The author witnessed political fragmentation in Japan, as the older generation, represented ... More


Antisymmetry and Japanese

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses antisymmetry and returns to the question of prepositions, by addressing the question of how the syntax of postpositions is to be integrated into the above-verb phrase ... More


Introduction

Laurence Labrune

in The Phonology of Japanese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199545834
eISBN:
9780191738562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545834.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This first chapter provides a general introduction to the book, presenting its aims, methods, theoretical background, the status, origins, and periodisation of the Japanese language, as well as the ... More


Pluralization: An Alternative to the Existing Hegemony in JSL

Soya Mori

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The author of this chapter has been advising the Myanmar government on policy regarding deaf people. Because Myanmar does not have a national deaf community, a national sign language cannot emerge ... More


Two Types of Nonconcatenative Morphology in Signed Languages

Gaurav Mathur and Christian Rathmann

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter examines morphological processes in sign languages, with an eye toward understanding morphology that changes internal properties of a sign. Cross-linguistic comparisons of German, ... More


Prosodic Influence on Syntactic Judgements

YOSHIHISA KITAGAWA, JANET DEAN FODOR, RALF VOGEL, and MATTHIAS SCHLESEWSKY

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Modest experimental findings support the general moral that this chapter is tempted to draw on the basis of informal judgments of written and spoken sentences. That is, acceptability judgments on ... More


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