Sign Language: People's Linguistic Survey of India (Volume Thirty-Eight)

By: G. N. Devyc, Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Nisha Grover & Surinder P. K. Randhawa (Eds)

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Contents: Foreword. Introduction. Part I: Features of the Indian Sign Language. 1. Overview and early history of indian sign language/Madan M. Vasishta. 2. Distinctive features of the Indian sign language in comparison to foreign sign languages. 3. Space, units and order in ISL/Hidam Gourashyam Singh. 4. Local representative signs of the western region/Nisha Grover. 5. Fingerspelling/Rajesh Ketkar. 6. Sign writing/Hidam Gourashyam Singh. Part II: Education and Policy. 7. Sign Bilingualism/Surinder P. K. Randhawa. 8. Alipur, a village with hereditary deafness in India: a sociolinguistic and socio-educational profile/Sibaji Panda. 9. Legislation and policies in relation to sign language and sign language rights/Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Surinder P. K. Randhawa. Part III: The Present Situation. 10. A personal account of historical developments of Indian sign language/Madan M. Vasishta. 11. Indian sign language and humour in cyberspace/Neha Kulshreshtha. 12. Organisations of deaf people. 13. Voices Compiled by Surinder P. K. Randhawa. 14. The future of Indian sign language compiled by Surinder P. K. Randhawa. Part IV: Sign Language and other Knowledge Systems. 15. Signs in Indian tradition the Chinha Shastra/Ganesh Devy. 16. Sign language and signing in the traditions of performance in India/Tista Bagchi. 17. Sign iconicity and new epistemologies/Tanmoy Bhattacharya. Part V: Appendices. Index. This thirty-eighth volume of the People s Linguistic Survey of India is devoted to the Indian Sign Language (ISL), the language of the Deaf in India. The articles in the volume are divided into four parts. The first discusses both its formal linguistic and orthographic features; the second presents the sociolinguistic themes of the ISL such as bilingualism and language variety as well as language planning and policy issues. Part three presents various synchronic aspects of the ISL. The final part comprises articles on themes interfacing Sign Languages and other knowledge systems. Printed Pages: 240

Title: Sign Language: People's Linguistic Survey of India (Volume Thirty-Eight)

Author Name: G. N. Devyc, Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Nisha Grover & Surinder P. K. Randhawa (Eds)

Categories: Culture Studies, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

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