Maganar hannu: Language of the hands.A descriptive analysis of Hausa Sign Language
This is the first comprehensive account of any West African sign language. Hausa Sign Language (HSL) is the language used by deaf people in the Hausa-speaking areas of northern Nigeria. This book introduces the reader to the deaf community in Kano State and presents a description and analysis of the phonology, morphology, and lexicon of HSL as used in this area. Documentation of sign languages such as HSL will help in testing and possibly modifying existing models of sign language structure.
Constanze Schmaling studied African linguistics and phonetics at Hamburg University, Bayero University Kano, and the School of Oriental and African Studies London. She lived in the old city in Kano, northern Nigeria, for four years as a researcher and lecturer. Since 1997, she has been teaching and researching at the Institute of German Sign Language at Hamburg University.
Schmaling, Constanze: Maganar hannu: Language of the hands. A descriptive analysis of Hausa Sign Language. Broschur / Paperback, 314 Seiten, Signum 2000, ISBN 3-927731-74-9. EUR 27,60