Hong Kong Sign Language

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Basic information of the sign language
Language name Hong Kong Sign Language
Region Hong Kong


Contents

Language name

Hong Kong Sign Language

(Indigenous names) Heung Kong Sau Yue


Region

Hong Kong


Population of signers

20,000 (2007). (Ethnologue web Edition)


Language family

Dialects

Linguistic characteristics

History

Related sign languages

Related spoken languages

Institutes, associations and universities

Dictionaries

Tang, Gladys. 2007. Hong Kong Sign Language : A Trilingual Dictionary with Linguistic Descriptions. The Chinese University Press.

Chinese YMCA Hong Kong, Taipei YMCA, Kuala Lumpur YMCA, Osaka YMCA eds. 1989. Speaking with Signs.(Fourth Version) Osaka: Osaka YMCA. [A dictionary of Hong Kong Sign Language, Taiwanese Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language and Malaysian Sign Language. with a page of fingerspelling of Korean Sign Language ]

Chinese YMCA Hong Kong, Taipei YMCA, The Society for the Deaf in Selangor and the Federal Teritory, Osaka YMCA eds. 1984. Speaking with Signs.(Third Version) Osaka: OsakaYMCA. [A dictionary ofHong Kong Sign Language, Taiwanese Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language and Malaysian Sign Language. with a page of fingerspelling of Korean Sign Language ]

1980. Speaking with Signs.(Second Version) Osaka:Osaka YMCA. [A dictionary ofHong Kong Sign Language,Taiwanese Sign Language andJapanese Sign Language ]

1979. Speaking with Signs.(Book One) Hong Kong:Chinese YMCA. [A dictionary ofHong Kong Sign Language,Taiwanese Sign Language andJapanese Sign Language ]

Goodstadt, Rose Yin-Chee. 1972. Speaking with signs; a sign language manual for Hongkong's deaf. Hong Kong: Government Printer.


Bibliography

Lam, Scholastica. 2013. Effect of Ambiguous Input on Acquisition of Verb Agreement in HKSL. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, 2013, 30 January – 2 February 2013. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Lau, Sin Yee Prudence. 2013. Serial Verb Constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, 2013, 30 January – 2 February 2013. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Li, Jia, Scholastica Lam and Cat H.-M. Fung. 2013. Acquisition of nonmanual adverbials in Hong Kong Sign Language Poster presentation at the International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, 2013, 30 January – 2 February 2013. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mak, Joe. 2013. Sonority and Continuancy in HKSL. Presentation at the International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, 2013, 30 January – 2 February 2013. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sze, Felix, Kenny Chu, Connie Lo and Lisa Lo. 2013. Lexical Variations and Diachronic Change in Hong Kong Sign Language: Preliminary observations. Presentation at the International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, 2013, 30 January – 2 February 2013. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tang, Gladys and Jia He. 2013. On the nature of instrument in the classifier predicates of Hong Kong Sign Language and Tianjin Sign Language. Presentation at the International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, 2013, 30 January – 2 February 2013. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sze, Felix, Kenny Chu, Connie Lo and Lisa Lo. 2012. Lexical variations and diachronic change in Hong Kong Sign Language: preliminary observations. Paper presented in New Ways of Analyzing Variation in Asia Pacific 2, 1-4 August 2012, NINJAL, Tokyo.

Sze, Felix & Helen Lee. 2012. Negative Polar Questions in Hong Kong Sign Language. Paper presented in the 14th China International Conference on Contemporary Linguistics, Xi’an, China. May 11-13, 2012.

Sze, Felix. 2011. Non-manual markings for topic constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language. In : Sign Language and Linguistic, 14(1), 115-147.

Fung, Cat H.-M. 2010. Code-blending in Hong Kong Sign Language. Poster session at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10).

Lam, Scholastica and Gladys Tang. 2010. Input ambiguity and head directionality of TP in Hong Kong Sign Language. Presentation at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10).

Lau, Prudence. 2010. Serial verb constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language. Presentation at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10).

Lee, Jafi, Fion Wong, Scholastica Lam, Betty Cheung, Gladys Tang and Prudence Lau. 2010. Developing a formal measure of children’s proficiency in HKSL. Presentation at the Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, 2010. (Hong Kong).

Lo, Lisa, Kenny Chu and Connie Lo. 2010. WHY-questions in Hong Kong Sign Language. Poster presentation at the Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, 2010. (Hong Kong).

Mak, Joe. 2010. Are all movement features "prosodic" in HKSL? Presentation at the Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, 2010. (Hong Kong).

Sze, Felix. 2010. Right dislocated pronominals in Hong Kong Sign Language. Poster session at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10).

Sze, Felix. 2010. Is there passive in Hong Kong Sign Language. Poster session at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10).

Sze, Felix, Jafi Lee. 2010. Comparing basic constituent orders of Hong Kong Sign Language and Sri Lanka Sign Language. Paper presented at the 13th China International Conference on Contemporary Linguistics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 22-24 October 2010. 

Sze, Felix. 2010. Right dislocated pronominals in Hong Kong Sign Language. Paper presented at the 13th China International Conference on Contemporary Linguistics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 22-24 October 2010. 

Tang, Gladys, Prudence Lau and Jafi Lee. 2010. Strategies for relativization in HKSL. Presentation at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR 10).

Lam, Wai Sze. 2009. Early Phrase Structure in Hong Kong Sign Language: A Case Study. Doctoral dissertation, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sze, Felix. 2009. Topic constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language. In : Sign Language and Linguistics, 12(2), 222-227.

Sze. Felix. 2009. Non-manual markings for topic constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language. Paper presented at Workshop on "Non-manuals in sign languages (NISL)", Frankfurt, April 5th, 2009.

Tang, Gladys. 2009. Acquiring FINISH in Hong Kong Sign Language. In : James. H-Y. Tai and Jane Tsay eds. Taiwan Sign Language and beyond. Chia-Yi, Taiwan: The Taiwan Institute for the Humanities, National Chung Cheng University. 21-48.

Fung, Cat Hiu Man, Scholastica Lam, Joe Mak and Gladys Tang. 2008. Establishment of a corpus of Hong Kong Sign Language acquisition data: From ELAN to CLAN. In : Proceedings of Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages. Construction and Exploitation of Sign Language Corpora, Marrakech, Morocco. 17-21.

Fung, Cat Hiu Man, Felix Sze, Scholastica Lam, Gladys Tang. 2008. Simultaneity vs sequentiality: Developing a transcription system of Hong Kong Sign Language acquisition data. In : Proceedings of Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Construction and Exploitation of Sign Language Corpora, Marrakech, Morocco. 22-27.

Ho, Chloe and Felix Sze. 2008. Body Leans In Hong Kong Sign Language: Marking of Contrast. Paper presented at the Annual Research Forum of Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, 6-8 December 2008 Chinese University of Hong Kong

Lam, Scholastica and Gladys Tang. 2008. The effect of Input Ambiguity on Head Directionality in early HKSL. Paper presented at the Conference on Bilingual Acquisition in Early Childhood, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 11-12 December 2008.

Lau, Hui Mei, Connie Lo, Felix Sze, Rachel Wong, Pippen Wong, and Ruby Yuen. 2008. Bilingual acquisition of discourse referencing in narratives in Hong Kong Sign Language and Cantonese: A preliminary Study. Paper presented at Workshop on Sign Bilingualism in the Asia-Pacific Region, 10 December 2008, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mak, Joe and Gladys Tang. 2008. Movement - Simultaneity And Dynamicity In The Phonological System Of Hong Kong Sign Language. The First SignTyp Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA, 26-28 June 2008.

Sze, Felix. 2008. Blinks and intonational phrases in Hong Kong Sign Language. In : Quer Josep ed. Signs of the Time : Selected Papers from TISLR 2004. Hamburg : Signum. 83-107.

Sze, Felix. 2008. Blinks and Intonational Phrasing in Hong Kong Sign Language. 2008. In: Josep Quer ed. Signs of the time: selected papers from TISLR 2004. (International Studies on Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf; 51) Hamburg : Signum. pp. 83-107.

Sze, Felix. 2008. Topic constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language. Paper presented at the 12th National Conference on Contemporary Linguistics, Huazhong University, Wuhan, 24-26 Oct, 2008.

Wong, Yuet On. 2008. Acquisition of Handshape in Hong Kong Sign Language: A Case Study. MPhil thesis, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tang, Gladys, Scholastica LAM, Felix SZE, Prudence LAU, Jafi LEE 2008. Acquiring verb agreement in HKSL: Optional or obligatory? In : Proceedings of the 9th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, Editora Arara Azul. 613-638.

Tang, Gladys. 2008. Hong Kong Sign Language 1. (1st Edition), Hong Kong: Centre for Sign Linguistics & Deaf Studies, Department of Linguistics & Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tang, Gladys and Yang Gu. 2007. Events of motion and causation in Hong Kong Sign Language. In : Lingua. 117. 1216-1257.

Tang, Gladys. 2007. The Acquisition of Perfective Aspect in Hong Kong Sign Language. Paper presented at the Workshop on Acquisition of Functional Categories in Asian Languages, 26 December 2007, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tang, Gladys. 2007. Grammaticalizing FINISH into a perfective aspect marker in HKSL. Paper presented at The Workshop on Acquisition of Functional Categories in Asian Languages, December 26th, 2007, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tang, Gladys, Felix Sze and Scholastic Lam. 2007. Acquisition of Simultaneous Constructions by Deaf Children of Hong Kong Sign Language. In : Vermeerbergen, Myriam, Lorraine Leeson and Onno Alex Crasborn eds. Simultaneity in signed languages: form and function. John Benjamins Publishing Co. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 283–316.

Lee, Jafi Yin Fai. 2006. Negation in Hong Kong Sign Language. Unpublished MPhil. Dissertation. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sze, Felix. 2006. Is Hong Kong Sign Language a discourse-configurational language? Poster session at the Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 9 (TISLR9)

Tang, Gladys. 2006. Acquisition of Aspect in Hong Kong Sign Language by a Deaf Child. Paper presented at First Conference on Comparative Study of East Asian Sign Languages. Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan, Sept 16-17, 2006.

Tang, Gladys. and Yang Gu. 2006. Events of motion and causation in Hong Kong Sign Language. In : Lingua (117)7, 1216-1257.

Tang, Gladys. 2006. Negative and Interrogative Constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language’. In Ulrike Zeshan ed. Sign Language Typology: Interrogatives and Negation. Nijmegen: Ishara Press.

Tang, Gladys, Scholastica Lam, Felix Sze, Prudence Lau. and Jafi Lee. 2006. Acquiring verb agreement in HKSL: Optional or obligatory? Paper presented at the Ninth Conference on Theoretical Issues on Sign Language Research (TISLR9), Florianopolis, Brazil. 6-9 December, 2006.

Tang, Gladys and Scholastica Lam. 2006. Child Acquisition of Verbs in Hong Kong Sign Language, Paper presented at the 11th Symposium on Contemporary Linguistics, Tianjin, China, 13-15 October 2006.

Tang, Gladys. 2006. Questions and negation in Hong Kong Sign Language. In : In: Zeshan, Ulrike. ed. Interrogative and Negative Constructions in Sign Languages. Sign Language Typology Series No. 1. Nijmegen: Ishara Press. 198-224.

Tang, Gladys, Scholastica Lam, Jafi Lee and Denise Chan. 2005. Effective learning: a Deaf Sign Language perspective. In: Proceedings of Hong Kong Red Cross Special Education & Rehabilitation Service 50th Anniversary International Conference 2004. 81-92.

Lam, Scholastica. 2004. Reconsidering Number Agreement in Hong Kong Sign Language. Poster session at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 8

Osugi, Yutaka. 2004. The ongoing project on "Practical dictionaries of Asian-Pacific sign languages". In: Sign Language Communication Studies. (Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies, Japanese Federation of the Deaf) 53(2004.09):12-20. [Including information of Asia (general), Cambodia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam ]

Sze, Felix. 2004. Blinks and Intonational Phrases in Hong Kong Sign Language. Presentation at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 8

Sze, Felix. 2004. Non-manuals and syntactic boundaries in Hong Kong Sign Language: Preliminary observations. Proceedings of the 4th Postgraduate Research Forum on Linguistics. 31st October-1st November 2003. Hong Kong. pp.146-154.

Tang, Gladys. 2004. Event boundedness in Hong Kong Sign Language. Workshop at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 8

Wong, Ying Wai and Gladys Tang. 2004. Predicting Contact in Hong Kong Sign Language. Poster session at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research 8

Lam, Wai-Sze 2003: Verb Agreement in Hong Kong sign Language. The Chinese. University of Hong Kong. Master thesis.

Sze, Felix. 2003. Blinks and Syntactic Boundaries in Hong Kong Sign Language: a preliminary observation. Paper presented at the Australasian Deaf Studies Symposium II. September 27th - 29th . North Rocks. NSW. 

Sze, Felix. 2003. Word Order of Hong Kong Sign Language. In: Baker, Ann, Beppie van den Bogaerde and Onno Crasborn eds. Cross-linguistic perspectives in sign language research. Selected papers from TISLR 2000. Hamburg : Signum. 163-192.

Tang, Gladys & Felix Sze. 2003. The Acquisition of Classifier Constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language. Paper presented at the Australasian Deaf Studies Research Symposium II, Renwick College, Australia, September. 

Tang, Gladys. 2003. Classifiers of Hong Kong Sign Language: Conflation and Lexicalization. In Emmorey, Karen ed. Perspectives on Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates. 143-167.

Tang, Gladys. 2003. Verbs of Motion and Location in Hong Kong Sign Language: Conflation and Lexicalization. In Emmorey, Karen ed. Perspectives on Classifier Constructions in Sign Languages. Mahwah, NJ: USA: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 143-165.

Lee, Wai Fung. 2002. Aspect in Hong Kong Sign Language. Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sze, Felix. 2002. Non-manuals and syntactic boundaries in Hong Kong Sign Language: preliminary observations. Paper presented at the Annual Research Forum of the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong. December 14th -15th. Hong Kong.

Tang, Gladys, and Felix Sze. 2002. Nominal expressions in Hong Kong Sign Language: does modality make a difference? In Meier, Richard P., David Quinto and Kearsy Cormier eds. Modality in Language and Linguistic Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 296-321.

Sze, Felix. 2001. Topic constructions in Hong Kong Sign Language. Paper presented at the Conference on Sign Linguistics, Deaf Education and Deaf Culture in Asia. December 17th – 19th Hong Kong. 

Tang, Gladys. 2001. Classifiers of Hong Kong Sign Language: A Semantic Universals Perspective.’ In Zhang, Zheng-sheng ed. Proceedings of the 12th North American Conference. on Chinese Linguistics San Diego: San Diego State University. 187-207.

Kobayashi, Masayuki. 2000. Deaf in Asia(7) : Hong Kong. In: Sign Language Communication Studies. (Japan Institute for Sign Language Studies, Japanese Federation of the Deaf) 36(2000.06) :60-63.

Sze, Yim Binh Felix. 2000. Word Order of Hong Kong Sign Language. In : Baker, Anne, Beppie van den Bogaerde and Onno Crasborn eds. Cross-linguistic perspectives in sign language research. Selected papers from TISLR 2000. 2003. Hamburg: Signum Verlag. 163-192.

Sze, Felix. 2000. Space and Nominals in Hong Kong Sign Language. Unpublished M.Phil thesis. The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Tang, Gladys and Felix Sze. 2000. Analysis of preverbal nominal expressions in signed and spoken languages: a case between Hong Kong Sign Language and spoken Cantonese. Paper presented at TLSC “The Effects of Modality on Language and Linguistic Theory”. February 25-27. Texas. 

Sze, Felix. 1999. Word order in Hong Kong Sign Language. Paper presented at the Annual Research Forum of the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong. December 11th-12th. Hong Kong.

Sze, Felix. 1998. NP Referentiality of Hong Kong Sign Language: some preliminary observations. Paper presented at the Annual Research Forum of the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong. December 5th - 6th. Hong Kong.

Goodstadt, Rose Yin-Chee. 1970. Speaking with Signs: a sign language manual for Hong Kong's deaf. Hong Kong: Government Printer.


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