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Lucas, Ceil

Works: 55 works in 307 publications in 3 languages and 12,310 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conversation and phrase books  Self-instruction  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Ceil Lucas
Most widely held works by Ceil Lucas
The sociolinguistics of sign languages by Ceil Lucas( )

19 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers examines how sign languages are distributed around the world; what occurs when they come in contact with spoken and written languages, and how signers use them in a variety of situations. Each chapter introduces the key issues in a particular area of inquiry and provides a comprehensive review of the literature. The seven papers include the following: (1) "Introduction" (Ceil Lucas); (2) "Multilingualism: The Global Approach to Sign Languages" (Bencie Woll, Rachel Sutton-Spence, and Frances Elton); (3) "Bilingualism and Language Contact" (Jean Ann); (4) "Sociolinguistic Variation" (Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, Clayton Valli, Mary Rose, and Alyssa Wulf); (5) "Discourse Analysis" (Melanie Metzger and Ben Bahan); (6) "Language Planning and Policy" (Timothy Reagan); and (7) "Language Attitudes" (Sarah Burns, Patrick Matthews, and Evelyn Nolan-Conroy). (Contains 620 references, 14 figures, and 9 tables.) (Sm)
Linguistics of American Sign Language : an introduction by Clayton Valli( )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring a completely revised section on morphology and syntax, 18 new and updated readings, and new homework assignments based on the accompanying DVD, the fourth edition of Linguistics of American Sign Language expands its purview as the standard introduction to ASL linguistics available today." "Updated references and expanded readings delineate all the fundamental linguistic concepts, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and language use. The fourth edition also provides new homework assignments that correspond to the ASL stories signed on the course DVD enclosed with this new volume."--Jacket
Sociolinguistic variation in American sign language by Ceil Lucas( )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a complete description of ASL variation. People from varying regions and backgrounds have different ways of saying the same thing. For example, in English some people say "test," while others say "tes'," dropping the final "t." Noted scholars Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, and Clayton Valli led a team of exceptional researchers in applying techniques for analyzing spoken language variation to ASL. Their observations at the phonological, lexical, morphological, and syntactic levels demonstrate that ASL variation correlates with many of the same driving social factors of spoken languages, including age, socioeconomic class, gender, ethnic background, region, and sexual orientation. Internal constraints that mandate variant choices for spoken languages have been compared to ASL as well, with intriguing results
Improve your English : English in the workplace by Stephen Eugene Brown( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set combines the video advantages of DVDs with the educational benefits of fluent American English speakers in unscripted interviews. You will benefit from hearing real people, men and women from various regions and occupations, having spontaneous conversations about the workplace, their jobs, and careers. The DVD also has a transcript and workbook designed to refine listening and speaking skills
Multilingualism and sign languages : from the Great Plains to Australia( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turn-taking, fingerspelling and contact in signed languages( )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociolinguistic variation : theories, methods, and applications by Robert Bayley( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the key areas within the study of language variation and language change
What's your sign for pizza? : an introduction to variation in American Sign Language by Ceil Lucas( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What's Your Sign for Pizza derives from an extensive seven-year research project in which more than 200 Deaf ASL users representing different age, gender, and ethnic groups from seven different regions were videotaped sharing their signs for everyday vocabulary. This useful text and its accompanying CD begins with an explanation of the basic concepts of language and the structure of sign language, since sign variation abides by the rules governing all human languages. 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."--Jacket
Improve your English : English in everyday life by Stephen Eugene Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Build your English-speaking skills by simply watching and listening. The DVD shows speakers of English from different regions talking about their families, their homes, what they do for fun, and other everyday topics. These chats are unscripted and unrehearsed, so you'll hear how people in your community really talk. The book includes transcripts of the DVD conversations, vocabulary words and phrases, and skill-building questions at the end of each chapter
The Sociolinguistics of the deaf community by Ceil Lucas( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Slovenian and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a unified collection of the best and most current empirical studies of socio-linguistic issues in the deaf community, including topics such as studies of sign language variation, language contact and change, and sign language policy
Sign language research : theoretical issues by Ceil Lucas( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indlæg fra konferencen "Theoretical Issues in sign language Research, II, 18.-21.5.1988, Gallaudet University
Language and the law in deaf communities by Ceil Lucas( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multicultural aspects of sociolinguistics in deaf communities( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of sociolinguistics by Robert Bayley( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its beginnings in the 1960s, sociolinguistics developed several different subfields with distinct methods and interests: the variationist tradition established by Labov, the anthropological tradition of Hymes, interactional sociolinguistics as developed by Gumperz, and the sociology of language represented by the work of Fishman. All of these areas have seen a great deal of growth in recent decades, and recent studies have led to a more broadly inclusive view of sociolinguistics. Hence there is a need for a handbook that will survey the main areas of the field, point out the lacunae in our existing knowledge base, and provide directions for future research
Pinky extension and eye gaze : language use in deaf communities( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume's ten meticulously prepared chapters reflect the refinements of research in six major sociolinguistics areas. Rob Hoopes' work, "A Preliminary Examination of Pinky Extension: Suggestions Regarding Its Occurrence, Constraints, and Function", commences Part One: Variation with a sound explanation of this American Sign Language (ASL) phonological characteristic. Part Two: Languages in Contact includes findings by Jean Ann on contact between Taiwanese Sign Language and written Taiwanese. Priscilla Shannon Gutierrez considers the relationship of educational policy with language and cognition in deaf children in Part Three: Language in Education, and in Part Four: Discourse Analysis, Melanie Metzger discusses eye gaze and pronominal reference in ASL. Part Five: Second-Language Learning presents the single chapter "An Acculturation Model for ASL Learners", by Mike Kemp. Sarah E. Burns defines Irish Sign Language as Ireland's second minority language after Gaelic, in Part Six: Language Attitudes, the final area of concentration in this rigorously researched volume. These studies and the others by the respected scholars featured in Pinky Extension and Eye Gaze make it an outstanding and eminently valuable addition to this series
Language contact in the American deaf community by Ceil Lucas( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociolinguistics in deaf communities by Ceil Lucas( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book's strenght is in its rigorous research standards. Strongly recommended. -- CHOICEA valuable resource and a rare, qualitative presentation. -- Academic Library Book ReviewThe first volume in the new Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series presents a rich collection of essays on fingerspelling in Langue des Signes Quebecoise (LSQ) in Quebec, Canada; language used by a Navajo family with deaf children; language, policy, classroom practice, and multiculturalism in deaf education; aspects of American Sign Language (ASL) and Filipino sign language discourse; and the role of rhetorical language in Deaf social movements. Contributors are Dominique Machabee, Arlene Blumenthal-Kelly, Jeffrey Davis, Melanie Met-ger, Samuel Supalla, Barbara Gerner de Garcia, Liza B. Martinez, Kathy Jankowski, and also Ceil Lucas. Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities affords an invaluable opportunity to assess up-to-date information on sign language linguistics worldwide and its impact on policy and planning in education, interaction with spoken languages, interpreting, and the issues of empowerment
Language diversity and classroom discourse by Ceil Lucas( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of spontaneous language use by elementary school children and teachers in a wide range of classroom activities used a combination of observation, audiotaping, videotaping, and interviews to examine more closely the role of dialect diversity in elementary education. The study provides a more accurate and complete record of classroom life than previously provided as a framework for dialect interference study. The site school was in northeast Washington, District of Columbia; observation occurred in the kindergarten and fourth and sixth grades. The dialect spoken was Black English. The focus traditionally placed on children's language ability in the classroom was placed on language functions. Evidence of dialect interference in communication was not found, although a clear awareness of dialect diversity was found in both children and teachers. Also, a wider range of language functions and a greater volume of student talk occurred in settings where dialect features occur and appear to be acceptable. The results raise further questions about dialect use in the classroom, and further research is recommended. A bibliography is included, and appendices include interview schedules for each grade, an inventory of language functions, a protocol transcript, and the teacher interview questionnaire concerning language diversity and classroom discourse. (Mse)
Sociolinguistics and deaf communities by Adam Schembri( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An up-to-date overview of the main areas of the sociolinguistics of sign languages. Topics explored include multilingualism in the global deaf community, sociolinguistic variation and change in sign languages, bilingualism and language contact between signed and spoken languages, attitudes towards sign languages, and sign language planning and policy
Linguistics of American sign language : a resource text for ASL users by Clayton Valli( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The sociolinguistics of sign languages
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Ceil Lucas American linguist

Linguistics of American Sign Language : an introductionSociolinguistic variation in American sign languageImprove your English : English in the workplaceMultilingualism and sign languages : from the Great Plains to AustraliaTurn-taking, fingerspelling and contact in signed languagesSociolinguistic variation : theories, methods, and applicationsWhat's your sign for pizza? : an introduction to variation in American Sign LanguageImprove your English : English in everyday life