RESEARCH

Although the study of American Indian Sign Language has been relatively limited, there are too many relevant publications for an all-inclusive list to be made available here. However, it is possible to make a partial list, with a special emphasis on Garrick Mallery's work.

Please, feel free to browse through the research; the links will lead you to a full page readable document of the cited research.

JEFFREY DAVIS
  • McKee, R., & Davis, J. (2010)."Introduction." Sign Language Interpreting in Multilingual and Multicultural
    Contexts; Studies in Interpretation, Volume 7. Research Series from Gallaudet University Press. In R. McKee, & J. Davis (Eds.), Sign Language Interpreting in Multilingual, Multicultural Contexts; Studies in Interpretation, Volume 7 (pp. vii – xv). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
  • Davis, Jeffrey, and Supalla, Samuel 1995. "A sociolinguistic description of sign language use in a Navajo family." In Sociolinguistics of the Deaf community, C. Lucas (ed.), Vol. 1, pp., 77-106. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press
GARRICK MALLERY
  • Mallery, Garrick (1880). Introduction to the Study of Sign Language among the North American Indians as Illustrating the Gesture Speech of Mankind.
  • Mallery, Garrick (1881). Sign Language Among North American Indians.
  • Mallery, Garrick (1882). The Gesture Speech of Man.
  • Synonymy
    This previously unpublished synonymy discovered in Mallery's files appears to be the index of an unfinished dictionary of PISL sign descriptions. It is dated October 15, 1894, nine days before his death. The corresponding descriptions have not been found. Read it here.

LA MONT WEST
  • West, La Mont (1978). Aboriginal Sign Language: A Statement. Read it here.
OTHER DOCUMENTS
This website was developed by Jeffrey Davis and UT undergraduate linguistic students with support from UT's START Program and the National Science Foundation's Documenting Endangered Languages Program, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS-0853665; BCS-1027735; and BCS-1110211).