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Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Gaurav Mathur and Donna Jo Napoli


This is a compendium of work by scholars and activists involved in deaf matters. The introduction chapter sets up the global context; it is followed by twelve chapters, seven of which deal with the creation, context, and form of sign languages, and five of which deal with social issues and civil rights of Deaf communities. Each chapter has a response by one, or sometimes two pre-eminent people in the field, typically viewing the issue of the chapter from a different perspective or in a different geographic context. Luminaries shed light on issues and give histories and overviews that have not ... More

Keywords: sign languages, deaf communities, deaf issues, civil rights, public policy, linguistics, cognitive science, anthropology, education

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732548
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gaurav Mathur, editor
Gallaudet University

Donna Jo Napoli, editor
University of Swarthmore

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Gaurav Mathur and Donna Jo Napoli

Part I Sign Languages: Creation, Context, Form

Chapter 4 Getting to the Point

Ann Senghas and Marie Coppola

Part II Social Issues/Civil Rights

Chapter 9 HIV/AIDS and the Deaf Community

Leila Monaghan and Deborah Karp

End Matter