Deaf Around the World: the Impact of Language

| July 20, 2011

Title: Deaf Around the World: the Impact of Language

Editors: Gaurav Mathur, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Gallaudet University, and Donna Jo Napoli, Professor of Linguistics, University of Swarthmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2011

Call Number: HV2474 .D43 2011

From the Publisher:

“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.

Readership: Deaf around the World addresses issues in linguistics, psychology, economics, public policy, public health, cognitive science, anthropology, and education.”

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