Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language by Gaurav MathurDeaf around the World: The Impact of Language by Gaurav Mathur

Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

EditorGaurav Mathur, Donna Jo Napoli

Paperback | December 3, 2010

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Deaf around the World is a compendium of work by scholars and activists on the creation, context, and form of sign languages, and on the social issues and civil rights of Deaf communities. Renowned contributors such as James Woodward, Yerker Andersson, and Paddy Ladd offer new histories andoverviews of major topics. Each chapter is followed by a response from a pre-eminent thinker in the field. The volume includes studies of sign languages and Deaf communities in Australia, Brazil, Britain, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar, Nicaragua, SouthAfrica, Southeast Asia, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States.
Gaurav Mathur is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Gallaudet University. Donna Jo Napoli is Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore College.
Title:Deaf around the World: The Impact of LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:December 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsGaurav Mathur and Donna Jo Napoli: Introduction: Why go around the deaf world? Gaurav Mathur and Donna Jo NapoliPART ONE: Sign Languages: creation, context, form1. Carol A. Padden: Sign language geographyJames Woodward: 1 Response: Some observations on research methodology in lexicostatistical studies of sign languages2. Gaurav Mathur and Christian Rathmann: Two types of nonconcatenative morphology in signed languagesPaul Dudis: 2 Response: Some observations on form-meaning correspondences in two types of verbs in ASL3. Deborah Chen Pichler: Sources of handshape error in first-time signers of ASLRussell S. Rosen: 3 Response: Modality and language in the second language acquisition of American Sign Language4. Ann Senghas and Marie Coppola: Getting to the point: How a simple gesture became a linguistic element in Nicaraguan signingRoland Pfau: 4 Response: A point well taken: On the typology and diachrony of pointing5. Sandra K. Wood: Acquisition of topicalization in very late learners of LIBRAS: Degrees of resiliency in languageCyril Courtin: 5 Response: A critical period for the acquisition of a theory of mind? Clues from homesigners6. Angela M. Nonaka: Interrogatives in Ban Khor Sign Language: A preliminary descriptionUlrike Zeshan: 6 Response: Village sign languages - A commentary7. Donna Jo Napoli and Rachel Sutton-Spence: Sign language humour, human singularities, and the origins of languageAdam Kendon: 7 Response: Gesture first or speech first in language origins?PART TWO: Social Issues/ Civil Rights8. Amy Wilson and Nickson Kakiri: Best practice for collaborating with deaf communities in developing countriesYerker Andersson: 8 Response: Deaf mobilization around the world: A personal perspective9. Leila Monaghan and Deborah Karp: HIV/AIDS and the Deaf Community: A ConversationJohn Meletse and Ruth Morgan: Response: HIV AIDS and Deaf communities in South Africa: A conversation10. Karen Nakamura: The language politics of Japanese Sign Language (Nihon Shuwa)Soya Mori: 10 Response: Pluralization: An alternative to JSL hegemony11. Jun Hui Yang: Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in ChinaMadan M. Vasishta: Response: Social situations and the education of deaf children in India12. Paul Scott: Do deaf children eat deaf carrots?Donna West: First Response: "We're the same, I'm Deaf, you're Deaf, huh!"