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Many Ways to Be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities / Edition 1
     

Many Ways to Be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities / Edition 1

by Leila Monaghan, Constanze Schmaling, Karen Nakamura, Graham H. Turner, Graham H. Turner
 

ISBN-10: 1563681358

ISBN-13: 9781563681356

Pub. Date: 05/15/2003

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

Twenty-four international scholars contribute articles on linguistic and cultural diversity in deaf communities worldwide, including Japan, Viet Nam, Nigeria, Ireland, Brazil, and the United States. The wide- ranging topics include the evolution of British fingerspelling beginning in the 17th century, a comparison of Swiss German Sign Language with Rhaeto-Romansch,

Overview

Twenty-four international scholars contribute articles on linguistic and cultural diversity in deaf communities worldwide, including Japan, Viet Nam, Nigeria, Ireland, Brazil, and the United States. The wide- ranging topics include the evolution of British fingerspelling beginning in the 17th century, a comparison of Swiss German Sign Language with Rhaeto-Romansch, and analysis of seven signed languages described in Thailand and variations attributed to their distance from isolated deaf communities. The volume is edited by a team of experts in deaf studies, anthropology, linguistics, and communications. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563681356
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1A World's Eye View: Deaf Cultures in Global Perspective1
2British Manual Alphabets in the Education of Deaf People Since the 17th Century25
3Austria's Hidden Conflict: Hearing Culture Versus Deaf Culture49
4Pedagogical Issues in Swedish Deaf Education67
5Romance and Reality: Sociolinguistic Similarities and Differences between Swiss German Sign Language and Rhaeto-Romansh89
6The Dilemma of the Hard of Hearing within the U.S. Deaf Community114
7Sociolinguistic Dynamics in American Deaf Communities: Peer Groups Versus Families141
8School Language and Shifts in Irish Deaf Identity153
9Surdos Venceremos: The Rise of the Brazilian Deaf Community173
10South African Sign Language: Changing Policies and Practice194
11U-Turns, Deaf Shock, and the Hard of Hearing: Japanese Deaf Identities at the Borderlands211
12The Chiying School of Taiwan: A Foreigner's Perspective230
13The Changing World of the Russian Deaf Community249
14New Ways to Be Deaf in Nicaragua: Changes in Language, Personhood, and Community260
15Sign Languages and Deaf Identities in Thailand and Viet Nam283
16A for Apple: The Impact of Western Education and ASL on the Deaf Community in Kano State, Northern Nigeria302
Contributors311
Index313

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