Sign Language Studies: Resource Guide
The following Databases are recommended:
- Proquest (no selection of individual database needed)
- EBSCOhost (select “Social Sciences Full Text”, “Education Full Text” and "Academic Search Complete")
- Gale Databases
To locate individual full text e-journals, click “Journals” on the library home page.
Select “Social Science” in drop-down window under “Browse e-journals by subject” and click on “Search.”
Next, click on “Disabilities” under the heading “Social Welfare & Social Work.” There are 61 journals listed.
- American Annals of the Deaf
- DBL Review
- Deaf Life
- Gallaudet Today
- JADARA: Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Assn.
- NAD Magazine: A Publication of the National Association of the Deaf
- Sign Language Studies
- Volta Review
The following Books and eBooks are recommended:
- Armstrong, David F. Show of hands: a natural history of sign
language. Washington, DC: Gallaudet, 2011.
HV2474 A76 2011
- Baker, Anne. Sign language acquisition.
Philadelphia: Benjamins Pub., 2008
- Balkany, Thomas J. and Tom Bertling. An
intellectual look at American Sign Language: clear thinking on American Sign
Language, English, and deaf education. Wilsonville: Kodiak Media, 2001.
HV2474 I563 2001
- Dennis, Kirsten. Sign to learn: American Sign
Language in the early childhood classroom. St.Paul: Redleaf Pr., 2005.
HV2474 D46 2005
- Emmorey, Karen. Language, cognition, and the
brain: insights from sign language research. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2002.
P117 E46 2002
- Fox, Margalit . Talking hands: what sign language reveals about the mind. New
York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.
P117 F69 2007
- Grayson, Gabriel. Talking with your hands,
listening with your eyes: a complete photographic guide to American Sign
Language. Garden City Pk.: Square One Pub., 2003.
HV2474 G73 2003
- Hoza, Jack. It's not what you sign, it's how you
sign it: politeness in American Sign Language. Washington,DC: Gallaudet, 2007.
HV2474 H69 2007
- Liddell, Scott K. Grammar, gesture, and meaning in American Sign Language.
Cambridge: CUP, 2003.
HV2474 L53 2003
- Lucas, Ceil. Multilingualism and sign languages: from the Great Plains to
Australia. Washington, DC: Gallaudet, 2006.
P115 M785 2006
- Lucas, Ceil. Turn-taking, fingerspelling, and contact in signed languages.
Washington, DC: Gallaudet, 2002.
HV2474 T876 2002
- Lucas, Ceil, Robert Bayley, and Clayton Valli. The sociolinguistic variation in
American Sign Language. Washington, DC: Gallaudet, 2001.
HV2474 L83 2001
- Lucas, Ceil, Robert Bayley, and Clayton Valli. What’s your sign for pizza?: an
introduction to variation in American Sign Language. Washington, DC: Gallaudet,
HV2474 L835 2003
- Marschark, Marc. Deaf cognition: foundations and
outcomes. New York: OUP, 2008.
HV2430 D412 2008
- Mathur, Gaurav. Deaf around the world: the impact of language. New York: OUP,
HV2474 D43 2011
- Meadow-Orlans, Kathryn .P. The world of deaf
infants: a longitudinal study. New York: OUP, 2004.
HV2391 M4 2004
- Mindess, Anna. Reading between the signs:
intercultural communication for sign language interpreters. Boston: Intercultural
HV2402 M56 2006
- Monaghan, Leila. Many ways to be deaf:
international variation in deaf communities. Washington, DC: Gallaudet, 2003.
HV2395 M36 2003
- Neidle, Carol Jan. The syntax of American Sign
Language: functional categories and hierarchical structure. Cambridge: MIT,
HV2474 S994 2000
- Padden, Carol, and Tom Humphries. Inside deaf
culture. Cambridge: Harvard, 2005.
HV2545 P35 2005
- Quinto-Pozos, David. Sign languages in contact.
Washington, DC: Gallaudet, 2007.
P117 S53 2007
- Roy, Cynthia B. New approaches to interpreter
education. Washington, DC: Gallaudet, 2006.
HV2402 N49 2006
- Schick, Brenda et al. Advances in the sign language development of deaf
children. New York: OUP, 2006
- Sheridan, Martha. Inner lives of deaf children: interviews and analysis.
Washington DC, Gallaudet, 2001.
HV2391 S58 2001
- Siegel, Lawrence M. The human right to language:
communication access for deaf children. Washington, DC: Gallaudet, 2008.
KF480.5.D4 S54 2008
- Stewart, David Alan, Jerome Schein, and Brenda E.
Cartwright. Sign language interpreting: exploring its art and science. Boston:
HV2474 S68 2004
- Tabak, John. Significant gestures: a history of
American Sign Language. Westport: Praeger, 2006.
HV2474 T3 2006
- Tennant, Richard A, and Marianne Brown. The
American Sign Language handshape dictionary. Washington, DC: Gallaudet, 2010.
Ref HV2474 T46 2010
- Valli, Clayton. The Gallaudet dictionary of
American Sign Language. Washington, DC: Gallaudet, 2005
HV2475 G35 2005
- Valli, Clayton, Ceil Lucas, and Kristin J.Mulrooney. Linguistics of American
Sign Language: an introduction. Washington, DC: Clerc Bks.,2005.
HV2474 V35 2005
- VanCleve, John V. Genetics, disability, and deafness.
Washington DC, Gallaudet, 2004.
RF292 G465 2004
- Vermeerbergen, Myriam et al. Simultaneity in
signed languages. Philadelphia: Benjamins Pub., 2007
The following Websites are recommended:
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
- National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
- Council on Education of the Deaf (CED)
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
- Hearing Health Foundation
- Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
Resources and Links
Sign Language Browser (Deaf Education site sponsored at Michigan State
University “…where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and
learn interesting things about them.”)
Dictionary of Religious Signs (With no claim to be comprehensive, “Deaf
Missions” aims “…to provide a reliable, high-quality internet reference
source for anyone interested in religious signs.”)
- Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (at Gallaudet University)
Information on Deafness
- Deaf Linx (A large selection of resources with the aim of “Fighting audism through empowerment and education”)
Deaf Resource Library (“…an online collection of reference material and
links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in
Japan and the United States…”)
- Journal of Interpretation (...a scholarly publication of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf that includes articles, research reports and commentaries relevant to the interpreting field.)
- Queer ASL: Queer ASL is an anti oppressive, transgender and queer positive environment with a focus on creating a more accessible, affordable, and safer space for folks who want to learn American Sign Language.
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