Provides a forum for peer-reviewed scholarly papers relevant to the education of deaf infants, children and young people, and reports original research on their linguistic, educational, social and cognitive development.
Discussions of sign languages in the larger context of natural language, cross-linguistically & cross-modally. Investigates knowledge of grammar based on the study of SL & addresses the effect of modality (signed vs. spoken) on the structure of grammar.
Sign Language Studies publishes a wide range of original scholarly articles and essays relevant to signed languages and signing communities. The journal provides a forum for the dissemination of important ideas and opinions concerning these languages and the communities who use them. Topics of interest include linguistics, anthropology, semiotics, Deaf culture, and Deaf history and literature.