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Signs and Wonders
Religious Rhetoric and the Preservation of Sign Language

Tracy Ann Morse

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Contents

      Preface    ix
   
      Introduction     1
   
1   Intersections of Deafness, Religion,
     and Rhetoric
    9
   
2   Protestant Ideology and the Arguments
     for Sign Language in Late Nineteenth-
     Century Schools for Deaf Children
  35
   
3   Saved by Signs: The Role of the Sanctuary
     in the Preservation of Sign Language
  66
   
4   Religious Rhetoric in Deaf Community
     Activism and Advocacy
  86
   
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.

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