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A Journey into the Deaf-World
     

A Journey into the Deaf-World

by Harlan Lane
 

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A new language minority has come to the fore in America and around the world. It is the tight-knit society � some million strong in the United States � that calls itself, in American Sign Language, the DEAF-WORLD.
In this comprehensive and engrossing study, three distinguished scholars of Deaf culture� one hearing, one deaf, and one coda (child of deaf adults)�

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A new language minority has come to the fore in America and around the world. It is the tight-knit society � some million strong in the United States � that calls itself, in American Sign Language, the DEAF-WORLD.
In this comprehensive and engrossing study, three distinguished scholars of Deaf culture� one hearing, one deaf, and one coda (child of deaf adults)� offer clear, penetrating insights into the existence and makeup of the Deaf-World, the community whose natural language� American Sign Language in the United States� is manual and visual. Bringing the latest social and cultural findings and theories into sharp focus, the authors take us on a fascinating journey to discover:

What Deaf culture is; The benefits of signed language and Deaf culture for Deaf children and hearing people; How Deaf children are now educated and how they could be; How Deaf people integrate into the larger society; The nature of American Sign Language; How technology helps - and hurts - Deaf people; What can be learned from Deaf societies in other lands; The future of the Deaf-World

Exceptionally readable, this landmark volume is vital for professionals working in fields involving Deaf people and for those with an interest in Deaf Studies.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016679396
Publisher:
DawnSignPress
Publication date:
11/11/1996
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
145,787
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Harlan Lane is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and of the World Federation of the Deaf International Social Merit Award. He was named a Matthews University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His Deaf history, When the Mind Hears, and contemporary commentary, The Mask of Benevolence: Disabling the Deaf Community, have won the Literary Achievement Award of the National Association of the Deaf
Robert Hoffmeister is an Associate Professor of Deaf Studies. He also serves as the Director of the Center for the Study of Communication and the Deaf.

Dr. Hoffmeister has been awarded The Distinguished Service Award by CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) International, The Frederick C. Schrieber Award by DEAF, Inc. for leadership, and The Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet Award by MSAD (Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf) for recognition of commitment to the Deaf Community.

Ben Bahan is a Professor in the Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. He is also Executive Editor of Deaf Studies Digital Journal. Dr. Bahan has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award from Galladuet University, and Stephen Michael Ryan Teacher of the Year Award from ASLTA (American Sign Language Teachers Association).

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