Research Methods in Sign Language Studies

Research Methods in Sign Language Studies

Integrating research on sign languages from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa, this is an essential reference for any student or researcher who requires the most comprehensive and up-to-date information in the field.

Author: Eleni Orfanidou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118271414

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Research Methods in Sign Language Studies is a landmark work on sign language research, which spans the fields of linguistics, experimental and developmental psychology, brain research, and language assessment. Examines a broad range of topics, including ethical and political issues, key methodologies, and the collection of linguistic, cognitive, neuroscientific, and neuropsychological data Provides tips and recommendations to improve research quality at all levels and encourages readers to approach the field from the perspective of diversity rather than disability Incorporates research on sign languages from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa Brings together top researchers on the subject from around the world, including many who are themselves deaf
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Semantic Fields in Sign Languages

Semantic Fields in Sign Languages

Possessive and Existential Constructions in Sign Languages. Sign Language ...
SignSpatiality in Kata Kolok: How a village sign language of Bali inscribes its
signing space. ... Research Methods in Sign Language Studies: A Practical
Guide ...

Author: Ulrike Zeshan

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501503320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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Typological studies require a broad range of linguistic data from a variety of countries, especially developing nations whose languages are under-researched. This is especially challenging for investigations of sign languages, because there are no existing corpora for most of them, and some are completely undocumented. To examine three cross-linguistically fruitful semantic fields in sign languages from a typological perspective for the first time, a detailed questionnaire was generated and distributed worldwide through emails, mailing lists, websites and the newsletter of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). This resulted in robust data on kinship, colour and number in 32 sign languages across the globe, 10 of which are revealed in depth within this volume. These comprise languages from Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region, including Indonesian sign language varieties, which are rarely studied. Like other volumes in this series, this book will be illuminative for typologists, students of linguistics and deaf studies, lecturers, researchers, interpreters, and sign language users who travel internationally.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

This volume seeks to enable language and education practitioners and researchers to get a sense of the range of issues being pursued in language and education research and the array of methods employed to do so.

Author: Nancy H. Hornberger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401145350

Category: Education

Page: 392

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This volume seeks to enable language and education practitioners and researchers to get a sense of the range of issues being pursued in language and education research and the array of methods employed to do so. It focuses on language and education in relation to society, variation, culture, and interaction. Its unity of purpose and outlook with regard to the central role of language as both vehicle and mediator of educational processes and to the need for continued and deepening research into the limits and possibilities that implies is most impressive.
Categories: Education

Multilingual Aspects of Signed Language Communication and Disorder

Multilingual Aspects of Signed Language Communication and Disorder

Pearson, B.Z., Fernández, S.C., Lewedeg, V. and Oller, D.K. (1997) The relation
of input factors to lexical learning by ... In E. Orfanidou, B. Woll and G. Morgan (
eds) The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Sign Language Studies.
Oxford: ...

Author: David Quinto-Pozos

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783091324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Inquiry into signed languages has added to what is known about structural variation and language, language learning, and cognitive processing of language. However, comparatively little research has focused on communication disorders in signed language users. For some deaf children, atypicality is viewed as a phase that they will outgrow, and this results in late identification of linguistic or cognitive deficits that might have been addressed earlier. This volume takes a step towards describing different types of atypicality in language communicated in the signed modality such as linguistic impairment caused by deficits in visual processing, difficulties with motor movements, and neurological decline. Chapters within the book also consider communication differences in hearing children acquiring signed and spoken languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research Methods for Applied Language Studies

Research Methods for Applied Language Studies

'Research Methods for Applied Language Studies' provides an advanced introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods used in second and foreign language learning, teaching, and assessment.

Author: Keith Richards

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415551412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 373

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Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive textbooks, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English language and Applied Linguistics.Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline. Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application. Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field. Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses. Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader's understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions. Research Methods for Applied Language Studies: Provides an advanced introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods used in second and foreign language learning, teaching and assessment Takes readers step by step through the processes of research, from formulating research questions to writing up a dissertation or report. Employs a wide variety of carefully structured tasks and discussion points to guide the reader through the key themes, frameworks and procedures of applied language research, including ethnography, conversation analysis and quasi-experimental designs. Engages students in readings and tasks on articles from leading names in the field, including Alison Mackey, Roy Lyster, Angela Creese, Junko Mori, Rod Ellis and Diane Larsen-Freeman. Is supported by a Companion Website, including data sets for practice and guides to writing a proposal, making recordings, conducting interviews, producing questionnaires and organising a dissertation. Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Research Methods for Applied Language Studies is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Approaches to Social Research

Approaches to Social Research

In this book Alys Young and Bogusia Temple explore the relationship between key methodological debates in social research and the special context of studies concerning deaf people.

Author: Alys Young

Publisher: Perspectives on Deafness

ISBN: 9780199929535

Category: Psychology

Page: 199

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In this book Alys Young and Bogusia Temple explore the relationship between key methodological debates in social research and the special context of studies concerning deaf people.
Categories: Psychology

Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research

Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research

This book will not only be of use to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also to any scholars wishing to learn more about a particular research method.

Author: Elma Blom

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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"Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research" provides students and researchers interested in language acquisition with comprehensible and practical information on the most frequently used methods in language acquisition research. It includes contributions on first and child/adult second language learners, language-impaired children, and on the acquisition of both spoken and signed language. Part I discusses specific experimental methods, explaining the rationale behind each one, and providing an overview of potential participants, the procedure and data-analysis, as well as advantages and disadvantages and dos and don ts. Part II focuses on comparisons across groups, addressing the theoretical, applied and methodological issues involved in such comparative work. This book will not only be of use to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also to any scholars wishing to learn more about a particular research method. It is suitable as a textbook in postgraduate programs in the fields of linguistics, education and psychology."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition

Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition

Each chapter of this volume offers background, step-by-step guidance, and relevant studies to create comprehensive coverage of each method.

Author: Alison Mackey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444347326

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Research Methods in Second Language Acquisition: A Practical Guideis an informative guide to research design and methodology for graduate students and scholars. Each chapter of this volume offers background, step-by-step guidance, and relevant studies to create comprehensive coverage of each method. Includes chapters by expert scholars on an array of topics, including second language writing and reading, meta-analyses, research replication, qualitative data collection and analysis, and more Includes feature boxes in each chapter highlighting relevant research studies, discussion questions and suggested further readings Utilizes research methods and tools from varied fields of study including education, linguistics, psychology, and sociology
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research Methods in Language Learning

Research Methods in Language Learning

An introduction to research methods intended to help readers understand and evaluate research in language learning, this book presents a balanced, accessible view of a range of methods including:" formal experiments" introspective methods ...

Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521429689

Category: Education

Page: 249

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An introduction to research methods intended to help readers understand and evaluate research in language learning, this book presents a balanced, accessible view of a range of methods including:" formal experiments" introspective methods (including diaries, logs, journals, and stimulated recall" interaction and transcript analysis" case studiesIt emphasises the value to language teachers of reading published research, as well as initiating their own research. After completing the tasks and exercises in each chapter, readers should acquire sufficient skills and knowledge to formulate research questions, collect relevant data, analyse and interpret it, and report the results to others.
Categories: Education

Teaching Sign Language to Chimpanzees

Teaching Sign Language to Chimpanzees

With the beginning of Project Washoe in 1966, sign language studies of
chimpanzees provided a new tool for comparative studies of intelligence and
communication. With time, the methodology of the research has developed and
the scope of ...

Author: R. Allen Gardner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887069657

Category: Science

Page: 324

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In this volume, the Gardners and their co-workers explore the continuity between human behavior and the rest of animal behavior and find no barriers to be broken, no chasms to be bridged, only unknown territory to be charted and fresh discoveries to be made. With the beginning of Project Washoe in 1966, sign language studies of chimpanzees opened up a new field of scientific inquiry by providing a new tool for looking at the nature of language and intelligence and the relation between human and nonhuman intelligence. Here, the pioneers in this field review the unique procedures that they developed and the extensive body of evidence accumulated over the years. This close look at what the chimpanzees have actually done and said under rigorous laboratory conditions is the best answer to the heated controversies that have been generated by this line of research among ethologists, psychologists, anthropologists, linguists, and philosophers.
Categories: Science

Sign Language Acquisition

Sign Language Acquisition

In order to translate accurately a thorough knowledge of the sign language under
study is necessary. These issues will be discussed briefly ... acquisition studies
generally it. Methods and procedures in sign language acquisition studies 27.

Author: Anne Baker

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027289599

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

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How children acquire a sign language and the stages of sign language development are extremely important topics in sign linguistics and deaf education, with studies in this field enabling assessment of an individual child’s communicative skills in comparison to others. In order to do research in this area it is important to use the right methodological tools. The contributions to this volume address issues covering the basics of doing sign acquisition research, the use of assessment tools, problems of transcription, analyzing narratives and carrying out interaction studies. It serves as an ideal reference source for any researcher or student of sign languages who is planning to do such work. This volume was originally published as a Special Issue of Sign Language & Linguistics 8:1/2 (2005)
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Gesture and Sign Languages in Human Computer Interaction

Gesture and Sign Languages in Human Computer Interaction

of. Capture. Techniques. for. Studying. Sign. Language. Phonetics. Martha E.
Tyrone Department of Language and ... This paper seeks to describe the
advantages and disadvantages of various technologies used in sign articulation
research.

Author: Ipke Wachsmuth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540436782

Category: Computers

Page: 332

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the International Workshop on Gesture and Sign Languages in Human-Computer Interaction, GW 2001, held in London, UK, in April 2001. The 25 revised full papers and 8 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the post-proceedings. The papers are organized in topical sections on gesture recognition, recognition of sign languages, nature and notations of sign languages, gesture and sign language synthesis, gestural action and interaction, and applications based on gesture control.
Categories: Computers

Sign Language Research Uses and Practices

Sign Language Research  Uses and Practices

Introduction This paper will discuss methods for the sociolinguistic studies in sign
language communities and will touch on four main topics: data collection (
Section 2), defining variables and constraints (Section 3), data reduction (Section
4), ...

Author: Laurence Meurant

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781614511472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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The uses and practices of sign languages are strongly related to scientific research on sign languages and vice versa. Conversely, sign linguistics cannot be separated from Deaf community practices, including practices in education and interpretation. Therefore, the current volume brings together work on sign language interpreting, the use of spoken and sign language with deaf children with cochlear implants and early language development in children exposed to both a spoken and sign language, and reports on recent research on aspects of sign language structure. It also includes papers addressing methodological issues in sign language research. The book presents papers by "more seasoned" researchers and "new kids on the block", as well as papers in which the two collaborate. The contributions will be of interest to all those interested in linguistics, sociolinguistics, cultural studies, interpreting and education. It will have particular relevance to those interested in sign linguistics, sociolinguistics of deaf communities, Deaf studies, Deaf culture, sign language interpretation, sign language teaching, and (spoken/signed) bilingualism. Given the scarcity of literature on "Deaf studies", the book will also appeal widely beyond the traditional academic milieu. As a result, it has relevance for those teaching and learning sign languages, for professional and student interpreters and for teachers of the deaf.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Sign Language

American Sign Language

INTRODUCTION Background Information During the past decade , linguistic
research on American Sign Language ( ASL ) has blossomed . There are now
research labs at Gallaudet College , Northeastern University , and the Salk
Institute for Biological Studies as well as ... This would involve an explanation of
methods for teaching ASL as a language with its own grammatical structure ( not
just ...

Author: Charlotte Lee Baker-Shenk

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 093032384X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 469

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The videocassettes illustrate dialogues for the text it accompanies, and also provides ASL stories, poems and dramatic prose for classroom use. Each dialogue is presented three times to allow the student to "converse with" each signer. Also demonstrates the grammar and structure of sign language. The teacher's text on grammar and culture focuses on the use of three basic types of sentences, four verb inflections, locative relationships and pronouns, etc. by using sign language. The teacher's text on curriculum and methods gives guidelines on teaching American Sign Language and Structured activities for classroom use.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An A Z of Applied Linguistics Research Methods

An A   Z of Applied Linguistics Research Methods

The book covers both qualitative and quantitative research design, sampling procedures, instrumentation and analyses found in applied linguistics research.

Author: Shawn Loewen

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137403223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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A brief and accessible introduction to the concepts and techniques used in applied linguistics research, which will be illustrated using real-life examples. The book covers both qualitative and quantitative research design, sampling procedures, instrumentation and analyses found in applied linguistics research.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

International Bibliography of Sign Language

International Bibliography of Sign Language

Author: Guido H. G. Joachim

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018350137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 652

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

Comprehensive and accessible, this is the essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language studies.

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472534248

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students. The book includes: * qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods * research techniques and approaches * ethical considerations * sample studies * a glossary of key terms * resources for students As well as covering a range of methodological issues, it looks at numerous areas in depth, including language learning strategies, motivation, teacher beliefs, language and identity, pragmatics, vocabulary, and grammar. Comprehensive and accessible, this is the essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research Methods in Interpreting

Research Methods in Interpreting

Methods and strategies of process research: Integrative approaches intranslation
studies. In C. Alvstad, A. Hild and E. Tiselius (eds), ... Thehistory ofAmerican Sign
Language interpreting education. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Capella ...

Author: Sandra Hale

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472522818

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This is the first book to deliver a comprehensive guide to research methods in all types of interpreting. It brings together the expertise of two world-recognized scholars in spoken and signed language interpreting to cover the full scope of the discipline. It features questions, prompts and exercises throughout to highlight key concepts, provoke thought and encourage reader interaction. It deals fully with research in both conference and community interpreting, offering a variety of perspectives on both. Core areas such as reading and analyzing research literature, practical issues in research and producing research reports are all covered. This book is an indispensable tool for students and researchers of Interpreting as well as professionals and interpreter trainers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines