What's Your Sign for Pizza?: An Introduction to Variation in American Sign Language (Paperback)
What’s Your Sign for Pizza? derives from an extensive seven-year research project in which more than 200 Deaf ASL users representing different ages, genders, and ethnic groups from seven different regions were filmed sharing their signs for everyday vocabulary. The film clips form a supplemental resource to the text and are referenced in their relevant chapters. The text begins with an explanation of the basic concepts of language and the structure of sign language. Each part of the text concludes with questions for discussion, and the final section offers three supplemental readings that provide further information on variation in both spoken and signed languages. What’s Your Sign for Pizza also briefly sketches the development of ASL, which explains the relationships between language varieties throughout the country.
The videos are available online at www.youtube.com/GallaudetUniversityPress.
Ceil Lucas is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Gallaudet University.
Robert Bayley is a professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Davis.
Clayton Valli was an assistant professor in the Masters Interpreting Program at Gallaudet University.
— Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education