A Man Without Words

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University of California Press, 1991 - Education - 204 pages
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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.

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A fascinating story, but stiffly and rather blandly told. Read full review

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A moving story about the author and Ildefonso. a deaf man who never was introduced to language until he was 28. Sadly, Ildefonso is one of many deaf people who do not have the opportunity to receive ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Susan Schaller is a teacher of American Sign Language affiliated with the World Federation of the Deaf and the founder of In the Name of Deaf Adults (NaDA).

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