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What is BSL?
The origin and use of BSL
The structure of BSL signs
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adult American Sign Language arbitrariness aspect Battison Brennan British deaf British Sign Language BSL and ASL BSL signs chapter cheremes Chinese Sign Language classiﬁer constraints creole deaf children deaf club deaf community deaf education deaf parents deﬁned deixis Deuchar developed difﬁcult diglossia discussion distinct durative aspect example eyebrows ﬁlm ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁndings ﬁnger extended ﬁrst person ﬂat formal French Sign Language function grammatical handshape hearing iconic identiﬁed index ﬁnger indicate individual signs inﬂections inﬂuence input involved Klima and Bellugi lexical linguistic manual minimal pair modiﬁcation movement native signer negative incorporation non-manual activity notation system notion nouns phonemes phonological pidgin possible pronouns refer reﬂected schools seems sequential sign language acquisition sign language research Signed English signiﬁcant similar simultaneous social speciﬁc speech spoken language Stokoe Stokoe notation suggests Swedish Sign Language tense tion topic varieties verbs visual medium words