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Talking hands : what sign language reveals about the mind

Author: Margalit Fox
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2007.
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Documents life in a remote Bedouin village in Israel whose residents communicate through a unique method of sign language used by both hearing and non-hearing citizens, and offers insight into the relationship between language and the human mind.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fox, Margalit.
Talking hands.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007
(OCoLC)608323372
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margalit Fox
ISBN: 9780743247122 0743247124 9780743247139 0743247132
OCLC Number: 124036228
Description: viii, 354 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. In the village of the deaf --
2. "What is this wonderful language?" --
3. The road to Al-Sayyid --
4. Th sign-language instinct --
5. Starry night --
6. The atoms of sign --
7. The house of blue roses --
8. Everyone here speaks sign language --
9. Hyssop --
10. The web of words --
11. The house built from the second story down --
12. Grammar in midair --
13. Hassan's house --
14. A sign in mind --
15. The house of twenty children --
16. The signing brain --
17. In a wet place --
Afterword : It takes a village --
A note on sources --
References --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Margalit Fox.
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Documents life in a remote Bedouin village in Israel whose residents communicate through a unique method of sign language used by both hearing and non-hearing citizens, and offers insight into the relationship between language and the human mind.

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by margalit (WorldCat user on 2007-07-06)

Introduction 1. In the Village of the Deaf 2. "What Is This Wonderful Language?" 3. The Road to Al-Sayyid 4. The Sign-Language Instinct 5. Starry Night 6. The Atoms of Sign 7. The House of Blue Roses 8. Everyone Here Speaks Sign Language 9. Hyssop 10. The Web of Words 11. The House Built from the Second Story Down 12. Grammar in Midair 13. Hassan's House 14. A Sign in Mind 15. The House of Twenty Children 16. The Signing Brain 17. In a Wet Place Afterword: It Takes a Village A Note on Sources References Notes Acknowledgments Index

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"This is a captivating and important book, minutely researched and vividly narrated, about an isolated Bedouin village where hearing and deaf people alike communicate in sign language. Such situations are increasingly rare and precious. Fox's book will be fascinating to anyone interested in the...
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