Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language (Google eBook)

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Gaurav Mathur, Donna Jo Napoli
Oxford University Press, Nov 10, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 416 pages
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Deaf around the World 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. Renowned contributors such as James Woodward, Yerker Andersson, and Paddy Ladd offer new histories and overviews of major topics. Each chapter is followed by a response from a pre-eminent thinker in the field. The volume includes studies of sign languages and Deaf communities in Australia, Brazil, Britain, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar, Nicaragua, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States.
  

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Contents

Why Go around the Deaf World?
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SIGN LANGUAGES CREATION CONTEXT FORM
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SOCIAL ISSUESCIVIL RIGHTS
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About the author (2010)

Gaurav Mathur is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Gallaudet University. Donna Jo Napoli is Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore College.

Gaurav Mathur is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Gallaudet University. Donna Jo Napoli is Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore College.

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