A Man Without Words

A Man Without Words

by Susan Schaller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520202651

ISBN-13: 9780520202658

Pub. Date: 08/29/1995

Publisher: University of California Press


For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class for the deaf…  See more details below

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For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class for the deaf where she had been sent as an interpreter and where he sat isolated, since he knew no sign language. She found him obviously intelligent and sharply observant but unable to communicate, and she felt compelled to bring him to a comprehension of words.

A Man without Words vividly conveys the challenge, the frustrations, and the exhilaration of opening the mind of a congenitally deaf person to the concept of language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520202658
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/29/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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