Deaf in America

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Harvard University Press, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 134 pages
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Written by authors who are themselves Deaf, this unique book illuminates the life and culture of Deaf people from the inside, through their everyday talk, their shared myths, their art and performances, and the lessons they teach one another. Padden and Humphries employ the capitalized "Deaf" to refer to deaf people who share a natural language--American Sign Language (ASL)--and a complex culture, historically created and actively transmitted across generations.

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User Review  - TomWingfield - LibraryThing

Excellent and brief introduction to Deaf culture. It should be required reading for ASL students, students of Deaf education, interpreting students, parents of Deaf and hard-of-hearing children, as ... Read full review

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User Review  - OpheliaAwakens - LibraryThing

This book is a good introduction to different issues with growing up Deaf. It goes deeper into the deaf experience than a lot of the books I've read. This book has lots of anecdotes which makes it a more personal read. Read full review


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