This book is amazing. I finished reading it in an equivalent of 2 days (in three days)!
Nuts, I know. :D
The book focuses on how language originates, on several fronts:
Now it may seem boring, the author Margalit Fox (http://www.talkinghandsbook.com/) weaves a brilliant story between linguistic and cognitive explanations, stories about her trip to Al-Sayyid and her discussions with the four sign language linguists.
The best parts of the whole book are:
I will be talking about natural language use among deaf next week.
To Be Whole
Currently I am an ASL teacher at a local college and at an high school. I received my Masters in Sign Language Education from Gallaudet University. At home, I am an activist within the community, Northwest Indiana. My son is in first grade and my daughter goes to E.C.L.I.P.S.E. ASL Preschool. Change begins with you and change is effective with a team.