Hearing People in Deaf Families

Edited by Michele Bishop & Sherry L. Hicks

Series: Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities
Imprint: Gallaudet University Press
Ebook : 9781563684326, 340 pages, September 2009
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Table of contents

Series List
Copyright page
Editorial Advisory Board
Foreword - Paul Preston
Introduction - Michele Bishop
Part I: Bimodal Bilingualism in Adults
Bimodal Bilingualism - Karen Emmorey, Helsa B. Borinstein, Robin Thompson, and Tamar H. Gollan
The Face of Bimodal Bilingualism: ASL Grammatical Markers Are Produced When Bilinguals Speak to English Monolinguals - Jennie E. Pyers and Karen Emmorey
Coda Talk: Bimodal Discourse Among Hearing, Native Signers - Michele Bishop and Sherry L. Hicks
Part II: Koda—Kids of Deaf Parents
Bimodal Language Acquisition in Kodas - Beppie van den Bogaerde and Anne E. Baker
Eyes Over Ears: The Development of Visual Strategies by Hearing Children of Deaf Parents - Susan M. Mather and Jean F. Andrews
Sociolinguistic Aspects of the Communication Between Hearing Children and Deaf Parents - Andrea Wilhelm
Part III: Sign and Spoken Language Contact
Brazilian Codas: Libras and Portuguese in Contact Zones - Ronice Müller de Quadros and Mara Lúcia Masutti
Part IV: Coda Identity and Experience
Exploring Linguistic and Cultural Identity: My Personal Experience - Jemina Napier
Virgilean Guides: Esthetic Subjects in Coda Autobiographies - Oya Ataman
Characteristics of the Coda Experience in 21st-century Contemporary Culture - Susan Adams



The 14th Volume in the Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities Series

The newest entry in the Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series explores the richness and complexity of the lives of hearing people in deaf families. Along with their own contributions, volume editors Michele Bishop and Sherry L. Hicks present the work of an extraordinary cadre of deaf, hearing, and Coda (children of deaf adults) researchers: Susan Adams, Jean Andrews, Oya Ataman, Anne E. Baker, Beppie van den Bogaerde , Helsa B. Borinstein, Karen Emmorey, Tamar H. Gollan, Mara Lúcia Masutti, Susan Mather, Ronice Müller de Quadros, Jemina Napier, Paul Preston, Jennie E. Pyers, Robin Thompson, and Andrea Wilhelm. Their findings represent research in a number of countries, including Australia, Brazil, England, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Hearing, Mother^Father Deaf: Hearing People in Deaf Families includes a comprehensive description of the societal influences at work in the lives of deaf people and their hearing children, which serves as a backdrop for the essays. The topics range from bimodal bilingualism in adults to cultural and linguistic behaviors of hearing children from deaf families; sign and spoken language contact phenomena; and to issues of self-expression, identity, and experience. A blend of data-based research and personal writings, the articles in this sociolinguistic study provide a thorough understanding of the varied experiences of hearing people and their deaf families throughout the world.


Michele Bishop is an adjunct professor of Linguistics at the Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA.

Sherry L. Hicks is Co-chair of the American Sign Language /Interpreter Education Program at Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA.