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Irish Sign Language

A Cognitive Linguistic Approach

Lorraine Leeson, John I Saeed

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As the only book of its kind, this book describes the social and historical background of this signed language and places Irish Sign Language in a world context. The Signs of Ireland corpus is used to introduce phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.

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1. Introduction
2. What is a signed language?
3. The Social Context
4. Irish Sign Language and other signed languages
5. Phonetics and Phonology
6. Morphology
7. The ISL lexicon
8. Syntax
9. Semantics
10. Discourse
11. Towards a Cognitive Account of Signed Languages
12. Conclusion.

About the Author

Lorraine Leeson is Director of the Centre for Deaf Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

John I. Saeed is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, Trinity College Dublin.