CULTURAL AND LANGUAGE DIVERSITY AND THE DEAF EXPERIENCE by Ila ParasnisCULTURAL AND LANGUAGE DIVERSITY AND THE DEAF EXPERIENCE by Ila Parasnis

CULTURAL AND LANGUAGE DIVERSITY AND THE DEAF EXPERIENCE

EditorIla Parasnis

Paperback | August 28, 1998

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This edited volume provides a comprehensive analysis of deaf people as a culturally and linguistically distinct minority group within American society. Many educators, linguists, and researchers now favor this position, as opposed to that which states that a deaf person simply has an audiological disability. Contributors to this book include members of the deaf community, as well as prominent deaf and hearing educators and researchers. The text contains three sections, covering research on bilingualism and biculturalism, the impact of cultural and language diversity on the deaf experience, and first-hand accounts from deaf community members that highlight the emotional impact of living in the deaf and hearing worlds.
Title:CULTURAL AND LANGUAGE DIVERSITY AND THE DEAF EXPERIENCEFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:August 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521645654

ISBN - 13:9780521645652

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Table of Contents

Part I. Cultural and Language Diversity: An Overview: 1. On interpreting the deaf experience within the context of cultural and language diverstiy Ila Parasnis; 2. Living with two languages and two cultures Francois Grosjean; 3. Perspectives from the history and the politics of bilingualism and bilingual education in the United States Kenji Hakuta and Elizabeth Feldman Mostafapour; 4. Cognitive and language development of bilingual children Josiane F. Hamers; Part II. Cultural and Language Diversity: Impact on the Deaf Experience: 5. From the cultural to the bicultural: the modern deaf community Carol A. Padden; 6. Early bilingual lives of deaf children Carol A. Padden; 7. Communication experiences of deaf people: an ethnographic account Susan Foster; 8. Marginality, biculturalism and social identity of deaf people R. Greg Emerton; 9. Attitudes of the deaf community toward political activism Gerry C. Bateman; 10. Cultural and language diversity in the curriculum: toward reflective practice Bonnie Meath-Lang; 11. Minority empowerment and the education of deaf people Joan B. Stone; 12. Social assimilation of deaf High School students: the role of school environment Thomas K. Holcomb; Part III. Cultural and Language Diversity: Reflections on the Deaf Experience: 13. Growing up deaf in deaf families: two different experiences Susan C. Searls and David Johnston; 14. Another new birth: reflections of a deaf native singer Patrick Graybill; 15. Raising deaf children in a hearing society: struggles and challenges for deaf signers Gary E. Mowl; 16. In search of self: experiences of a post-lingually deaf African-American Dianne K. Brooks; 17. Living in a bilingual-bicultural family Lynn Finton; 18. On being both hearing and deaf: my bilingual-bicultural Patricia Mudgett-DeCaro.

Editorial Reviews

"...the section with personal essays makes the book especially attractive for a wider audience. This innovative and interdisciplinary volume is highly recommended for all interested in linguistic and cultural diversity: linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, sign language interpreters, researchers and educators involved in the education of the Deaf, and last, but not least, all those who deal with the experience of living in the Deaf and Hearing worlds on a daily basis." SocioLinguistics