Bilingualism and Identity in Deaf Communities

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Gallaudet University Press, 2000 - Social Science - 317 pages
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Akin to the questions of perception and identity, a second theme pervasive in this collection, is the impact of bilingualism in deaf communities. Peter C. Hauser offers a study of an American child proficient in both American Sign Language (ASL) and Cued English while Annica Detthow analyzes "transliteration" between Spoken Swedish and Swedish Sign Language. Like its predecessors, this sixth volume of the Sociolinguistics series distinguishes itself by the depth and diversity of its research, making it a welcome addition to any scholar's library.
 

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Contents

VARIATION
3
LANGUAGES IN CONTACT
43
MULTI LINGU ALISM
95
LANGUAGE POLICY AND PLANNING
117
LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION
161
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
187
LANGUAGE ATTITUDES
219
Looking for the Roots
255
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307
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Melanie Metzger is Professor in the Department of Interpretation at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
Earl Fleetwood is a staff interpreter with Sign Language Associates, Inc., and an adjunct instructor in Gallaudet University's Master of Arts in Interpretation program.

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