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Signs and Wonders
Religious Rhetoric and the Preservation of Sign Language

Tracy Ann Morse

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      Preface    ix
      Introduction     1
1   Intersections of Deafness, Religion,
     and Rhetoric
2   Protestant Ideology and the Arguments
     for Sign Language in Late Nineteenth-
     Century Schools for Deaf Children
3   Saved by Signs: The Role of the Sanctuary
     in the Preservation of Sign Language
4   Religious Rhetoric in Deaf Community
     Activism and Advocacy
5   Conclusion and Implications 130
      Bibliography 145
      Index 151

Tracy Ann Morse is an assistant professor and director of Composition/Writing Foundations in the Department of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-601-6, 6 x 9 paperback, 168 pages, 11 photographs


E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-602-3


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