Deaf Around the World

Deaf Around the World : The Impact of Language

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 25.4 x 190.5 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0199732531
  • 9780199732531
  • 589,545

About Assistant Professor of Linguistics Gaurav Mathur

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

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Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; INTRODUCTION: WHY GO AROUND THE DEAF WORLD? GAURAV MATHUR AND DONNA JO NAPOLI ; 1. Sign Languages: creation, context, form ; 1: SIGN LANGUAGE GEOGRAPHY CAROL A. PADDEN ; 1 RESPONSE: SOME OBSERVATIONS ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN LEXICOSTATISTICAL STUDIES OF SIGN LANGUAGES JAMES WOODWARD ; 2: TWO TYPES OF NONCONCATENATIVE MORPHOLOGY IN SIGNED LANGUAGES GAURAV MATHUR AND CHRISTIAN RATHMANN ; 2 RESPONSE: SOME OBSERVATIONS ON FORM-MEANING CORRESPONDENCES IN TWO TYPES OF VERBS IN ASL PAUL DUDIS ; 3: SOURCES OF HANDSHAPE ERROR IN FIRST-TIME SIGNERS OF ASL DEBORAH CHEN PICHLER ; 3 RESPONSE: MODALITY AND LANGUAGE IN THE SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE RUSSELL S. ROSEN ; 4: GETTING TO THE POINT: HOW A SIMPLE GESTURE BECAME A LINGUISTIC ELEMENT IN NICARAGUAN SIGNING ANN SENGHAS AND MARIE COPPOLA ; 4 RESPONSE: A POINT WELL TAKEN: ON THE TYPOLOGY AND DIACHRONY OF POINTING ROLAND PFAU ; 5: ACQUISITION OF TOPICALIZATION IN VERY LATE LEARNERS OF LIBRAS: DEGREES OF RESILIENCY IN LANGUAGE SANDRA K. WOOD ; 5 RESPONSE: A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE ACQUISITION OF A THEORY OF MIND? CLUES FROM HOMESIGNERS CYRIL COURTIN ; 6: INTERROGATIVES IN BAN KHOR SIGN LANGUAGE: A PRELIMINARY DESCRIPTION ANGELA M. NONAKA ; 6 RESPONSE: VILLAGE SIGN LANGUAGES - A COMMENTARY ULRIKE ZESHAN ; 7: SIGN LANGUAGE HUMOUR, HUMAN SINGULARITIES, AND THE ORIGINS OF LANGUAGE DONNA JO NAPOLI AND RACHEL SUTTON-SPENCE ; 7 RESPONSE: GESTURE FIRST OR SPEECH FIRST IN LANGUAGE ORIGINS? ADAM KENDON ; 2. Social Issues/ Civil Rights ; 8: BEST PRACTICE FOR COLLABORATING WITH DEAF COMMUNITIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AMY WILSON AND NICKSON KAKIRI ; 8 RESPONSE: DEAF MOBILIZATION AROUND THE WORLD: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE YERKER ANDERSSON ; 9: HIV/AIDS AND THE DEAF COMMUNITY: A CONVERSATION LEILA MONAGHAN AND DEBORAH KARP ; 9 RESPONSE: HIV AIDS AND DEAF COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CONVERSATION JOHN MELETSE AND RUTH MORGAN ; 10: THE LANGUAGE POLITICS OF JAPANESE SIGN LANGUAGE (NIHON SHUWA) KAREN NAKAMURA ; 10 RESPONSE: PLURALIZATION: AN ALTERNATIVE TO JSL HEGEMONY SOYA MORI ; 11: SOCIAL SITUATIONS AND THE EDUCATION OF DEAF CHILDREN IN CHINA JUN HUI YANG ; 11 RESPONSE: SOCIAL SITUATIONS AND THE EDUCATION OF DEAF CHILDREN IN INDIA MADAN M. VASISHTA ; 12: DO DEAF CHILDREN EAT DEAF CARROTS? PAUL SCOTT ; 12 FIRST RESPONSE: "WE'RE THE SAME, I'M DEAF, YOU'RE DEAF, HUH!" DONNA WEST

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an extremely valuable publication which certainly delivers a global perspective on Deafhood Sara Louise Wheeler, British Sociological Association this book is a good example of how sign language research and deaf empowerment can and should go hand in hand, and would have great value as a set text in sign linguistics and deaf studies classes. Connie de Vos and Nick Palfreyman, Journal of Linguistics

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