|Many Ways to Be Deaf|
From The Midwest Book Review
Collaboratively compiled and edited by Leila Monaghan, Constanze Schmaling, Karen Nakamura, and Graham H. Turner, Many Ways to Be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities is a compendium of scholarly assessments of deaf communities and sign languages worldwide, ranging from Swiss German Sign Language; to the developing sign language of Nicaragua; the conflicts of hearing culture and deaf culture in various nations; some national tendencies to view the hearing improvements of cochlear implants as motive sufficient to dismiss the importance of sign language, and much, much more. An exhaustively researched and critically insightful resource, Many Ways to Be Deaf is an impressive work of scholarship and a ground breaking contribution to Deaf Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
Leila Monaghan is a visiting assistant professor of linguistics in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University.
Constanze Schmaling is a research assistant with the Institute of German Sign Language at Hamburg University.
Karen Nakamura is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and East Asian Studies and chair of LGBT Studies at Yale University.
Graham H. Turner is a professor in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.
Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-578-1, 7 x 10 paperback, 338 pages, 11 tables, 23 figures
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