It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Lending a Hand : Sign Languages and the Deaf by Jonathan MillerComplex and highly sophisticated, sign languages have proved excellent tools for analyzing the foundation of human language capability. In this program, Dr. Jonathan Miller weaves together the history of sign languages for the Deaf with insights into the natural synergy between language, vision, and dexterity to support his conviction that there is a common mental structure underlying all languages, regardless of their outward expression. Along the way, Dr. Miller skewers a number of enduring misconceptions-for example, that sign languages are purely iconic and therefore incapable of conveying abstract ideas
Call Number: Streaming Video
Publication Date: 1990
Suggested Subject Terms
To find more resources sign linguistics and interpreting you may try browsing by call number or subject term:
To browse by call number, most materials on sign linguistics will be found between HV2471 and HV2500, but especially HV2474. Materials on interpreting will be found around HV2402.