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    DescriptionThe seminal study of the antecedents of Deaf culture is now back in print. Edited by renowned scholar Harlan Lane, "The Deaf Experience: Classics in Language and Education" presents a selection of the earliest essays written by members of the nascent French Deaf community at the time of the Enlightenment, a rich period of education for deaf people. The fourth volume in the "Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies" series features works written from 1764 up to 1840. Pierre Desloges offers a stirring paean to sign language in an excerpt from his book, the first ever published by a deaf person. Saboureux de Fontenay and Jean Massieu, two prominent leaders, relate their respective experiences in autobiographical accounts. In separate essays, Charles-Michel de l'Epee and Roch-Ambroise Sicard describe systems for teaching manual French, followed by a critique of these methods by Roch-Ambroise Bebian, a well-known hearing friend of Deaf people during that era. Ferdinand Berthier, a renowned Deaf teacher and writer in the 19th century, concludes with a history of Deaf people up to that time. "The Deaf Experience" shows clearly how this extraordinary era of French deaf education influenced the adoption of the manual method by the first schools for deaf students in America, in sharp contrast to the oral movement that repressed sign-language centered education for nearly a century afterward. Deaf studies scholars and students alike will welcome the return of this invaluable resource.

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    The Deaf Experience
    Classics in Language and Education
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Harlan Lane, Translated by Philip Franklin
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9781563682865
    ISBN 10: 1563682869

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    New edition
    Gallaudet University Press,U.S.
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    Gallaudet University Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    30 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Washington, DC