The Other Side of Silence: Sign Language and the Deaf Community in America

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Gallaudet University Press, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 301 pages
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Arden Neisser's classic on American Sign Language (ASL) is again available, with a new prologue. The Other Side of Silence chronicles the culture and issues of the Deaf community through telling interviews and research from across the country. In widely varying encounters, Neisser heard Deaf individuals recall how teachers suppressed the use of ASL in the school, how linguists fostered conflicting theories, and how various institutions diluted ASL to suit hearing patrons. This seminal book reveals the warmth, creativity, and resilience of Deaf people, and culminates in an update of the community today.
  

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Contents

In Search of Sign Language
6
Signs and Science
62
The Innate Language Endowment
94
Schools for the Deaf
114
Information
157
Apeing Sign Language
202
A Way of Life
235
Reflections 172
272
Bibliography
287
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About the author (1990)

Arden Neisser is a professional writer of nonfiction and fiction in Trumansburg, NY.

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