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Deaf around the world : the impact of language

Author: Gaurav Mathur; Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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This text is a compendium of work by scholars and activists on the creation, context, and form of sign languages, and on the social issues and civil rights of deaf communities.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gaurav Mathur; Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 9780199732548 019973254X 0199732531 9780199732531
OCLC Number: 660519202
Description: pages cm
Contents: pt. 1. Sign languages : creation, context, form. Sign language geography / Carol A. Padden --
Response : some observations on research methodology in lexicostatistical studies of sign languages / James Woodward --
Two types of nonconcatenative morphology in signed languages / Gaurav Mathur and Christian Rathmann --
Response : some observations on form-meaning correspondences in two types of verbs in ASL / Paul G. Dudis --
Sources of handshape error in first-time signers of ASL / Deborah Chen Pichler --
Response : modality and language in the second language acquisition of American Sign Language / Russell S. Rosen --
Getting to the point : how a simple gesture became a linguistic element in Nicaraguan signing / Ann Senghas and Marie Coppola --
Response : a point well taken : on the typology and diachrony of pointing / Roland Pfau --
Acquisition of topicalization in very late learners of Libras : degrees of resilience in language / Sandra K. Wood --
Response : a critical period for the acquisition of a theory of mind? Clues from homesigners / Cyril Courtin --
Interrogatives in Ban Khor sign language : a preliminary description / Angela M. Nonaka --
Response : village sign languages : a commentary / Ulrike Zeshan --
Sign language humor, human singularities, and the origins of language / Donna Jo Napoli and Rachel Sutton-Spence --
Response : gesture first or speech first in language origins? / Adam Kendon. pt. 2. Social issues/civil rights. Best practices for collaborating with deaf communities in developing countries / Amy Wilson and Nickson Kakiri --
Response : deaf mobilization around the world : a personal perspective / Yerker Andersson --
HIV/AIDS and the deaf community : a conversation / Leila Monaghan and Deborah Karp --
Response : HIV/AIDS and deaf communities in South Africa : a conversation / John Meletse and Ruth Morgan --
The language of politics in Japanese Sign Language (Nihon Shuwa) / Karen Nakamura --
Response : pluralization : an alternative to the existing hegemony in JSL / Soya Mori --
Social situations and the education of deaf children in China / Jun Hui Yang --
Response : social situations and the education of deaf children in India / Madan M. Vasishta --
Do deaf children eat deaf carrots? / Paul Scott --
First response : "We're the same, I'm deaf, you're deaf, huh!" / Donna West --
Second response : deafhood and deaf educators : some thoughts / Paddy Ladd.
Responsibility: edited by Gaurav Mathur and Donna Jo Napoli.


The articles in Deaf around the World offer an introduction to deaf studies and the study of signed languages.  Read more...


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an extremely valuable publication which certainly delivers a global perspective on Deafhood * Sara Louise Wheeler, British Sociological Association * this book is a good example of how sign language Read more...

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