Research Methods in Sign Language Studies: A Practical Guide.

Research Methods in Sign
Language Studies
A Practical Guide
Eleni Orfanidou, Bencie Woll, Gary Morgan
Research Methods in Sign Language Studies is a landmark
work on sign language research, which spans the fields of
linguistics, experimental and developmental psychology,
brain research, and language assessment.
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March 2015 • 384 pp
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Examines a broad range of topics, including ethical and
political issues, key methodologies, and the collection of
linguistic, cognitive, neuroscientific, and neuropsychological data
Provides tips and recommendations to improve research
quality at all levels and encourages readers to approach
the field from the perspective of diversity rather than disability
Incorporates research on sign languages from Europe,
Asia, North and South America, and Africa
Brings together top researchers on the subject from
around the world, including many who are themselves
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“The study of sign language has enriched our understanding of what it means to be human. The editors of
this book have selected leaders in the field to share
their knowledge and tools with a growing community.”
Mark Aronoff, SUNY
“This book is required reading for anyone conducting
research within the deaf community. New and experienced sign language researchers will discover extremely valuable information about the methodologies, techniques, databases, and other tools that are now available for use across a wide range of linguistic fields.”
Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University