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Multilingual Aspects of Signed Language Communication and Disorder Edited by: David Quinto-Pozos

Paperback - 280 pages
10 Feb 2014
Multilingual Matters
234 x 156 (R8vo)


This book provides a synthesis of work on communication disorders of child and adult users of signed languages. The chapters investigate linguistic impairments caused by deficits in visual processing and motor movements, as well as neurological decline. The volume also contains in-depth descriptions of child language acquisition in the signed modality and suggestions about how signed languages might guard against communication disorder.


This book brings together an impressive group of contributors to present pioneering research on signed language and the manifestation of communication disorders in a visual-motor modality. Readers will undoubtedly appreciate the emphasis on bilingual considerations and the innovative recommendations for improving identification and future needs for treatment research.
Pamela A. Hadley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

This valuable volume provides a rich resource of tools and state-of-the-art methods for investigating signed language communication disorders across the life span. Each chapter fills a critical gap in our knowledge of communication differences and disorders in the visual-manual modality. Moreover, the findings presented in this book have significant implications for theories of language disorders that have been developed solely from spoken language data.
Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University, USA

Author Biography:

David Quinto-Pozos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, USA. His research focuses on signed language, communication disorder, language acquisition and the interaction between language and gesture in the signed modality.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate Research / Professional

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