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Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

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  • ISBN-13: 9780199732531
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2010
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.20 x 6.10 x 9.20 inches

Overview

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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