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Title: Sign language from sociolinguistic perspectiv

Creator:

Tomaszewski, Piotr ; Piekot, Tomasz

Date issued/created:

2015

Resource Type:

Article

Publisher:

Instytut Języka Polskiego Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Abstract:

Since 2011, or since the entry into force of the Sign Language Act, there has been growing interest in Poland in this form of communication not only among public institutions or mass media but also among scholars. To date, Polish research into sign languages, not very extensive anyway, has focused on their grammar aspects. This paper is an attempt to bring a new, sociolinguist perspective in sign language research in Poland. Hence, it has some of the character of a review. The Authors propose four areas ofsociolinguist research into sign language. The first one is the description of lexical variants (especially the phonological and the lexical ones), the second one is the observation of the life of words and the historical changes in the sign language lexis, while the third area involves research on language interactions, especially the codes included in the so called sign language continuum. The last area considered by the Authors is the reconstruction of deaf Poles’ attitudes to sign language. The suggested direction of research is especially important in the light of the global tendency of languages (and thus of cultures) to die out, mostly for reasons of civilization.

Relation:

Socjolingwistyka

Volume:

29

Start page:

63

End page:

87

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.17651/SOCJOLING.29.4 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:57767

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Polish Language of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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