Metasemiotic Regimentation in the Standardization of Nepali Sign Language

Title:
Metasemiotic Regimentation in the Standardization of Nepali Sign Language
Authors:
Hoffmann-Dilloway, Erika
Abstract:
Both the linguistic forms attended to and the ways in which they are linked to the social vary within and across language standardization projects. In addition, it cannot be assumed that people will notice the same indexical connections between linguistic forms and social structures or rationalize them in the same ways. An analysis of the project to standardize Nepali Sign Language highlights the fact that it is therefore necessary to account for the processes by which standardization projects attempt to reduce variation not only in the formal properties of language but also in the wider semiotic interpretations of those forms.
Citation:
Hoffmann-Dilloway, Erika. 2008. "Metasemiotic Regimentation in the Standardization of Nepali Sign Language." The Journal Of Linguistic Anthropology 18(2): 192-213.
Publisher:
American Anthropological Association
DATE ISSUED:
2008
Department:
Anthropology
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1111/j.1548-1395.2008.00019.x
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309184

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHoffmann-Dilloway, Erikaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:04:12Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:04:12Z-
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationHoffmann-Dilloway, Erika. 2008. "Metasemiotic Regimentation in the Standardization of Nepali Sign Language." The Journal Of Linguistic Anthropology 18(2): 192-213.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1055-1360en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309184-
dc.description.abstractBoth the linguistic forms attended to and the ways in which they are linked to the social vary within and across language standardization projects. In addition, it cannot be assumed that people will notice the same indexical connections between linguistic forms and social structures or rationalize them in the same ways. An analysis of the project to standardize Nepali Sign Language highlights the fact that it is therefore necessary to account for the processes by which standardization projects attempt to reduce variation not only in the formal properties of language but also in the wider semiotic interpretations of those forms.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Anthropological Associationen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1548-1395.2008.00019.x-
dc.subject.departmentAnthropologyen_US
dc.titleMetasemiotic Regimentation in the Standardization of Nepali Sign Languageen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal Of Linguistic Anthropologyen_US
dc.identifier.volume18en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.startpage192en_US
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