Deaf Around the World

Author: Gaurav Mathur
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 019973254X
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The articles in Deaf around the World offer an introduction to deaf studies and the study of signed languages.

Communication and the Global Landscape of Faith

Author: Adrienne E. Hacker Daniels
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498515827
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This edited collection examines how geography and space, two key constructs of communication, affect the public understanding of religion.

The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Language

Author: Marc Marschark
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190241438
Format: PDF
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Language development, and the challenges it can present for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, have long been a focus of research, theory, and practice in D/deaf studies and deaf education. Over the past 150 years, but most especially near the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century, advances in the acquisition and development of language competencies and skills have been increasing rapidly. This volume addresses many of those accomplishments as well as remaining challenges and new questions that have arisen from multiple perspectives: theoretical, linguistic, social-emotional, neuro-biological, and socio-cultural. Contributors comprise an international group of prominent scholars and practitioners from a variety of academic and clinical backgrounds. The result is a volume that addresses, in detail, current knowledge, emerging questions, and innovative educational practice in a variety of contexts. The volume takes on topics such as discussion of the transformation of efforts to identify a "best" language approach (the "sign" versus "speech" debate) to a stronger focus on individual strengths, potentials, and choices for selecting and even combining approaches; the effects of language on other areas of development as well as effects from other domains on language itself; and how neurological, socio-cognitive, and linguistic bases of learning are leading to more specialized approaches to instruction that address the challenges that remain for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. This volume both complements and extends The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Volumes 1 and 2, going further into the unique challenges and demands for deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals than any other text and providing not only compilations of what is known but setting the course for investigating what is still to be learned.

Research Methods in Sign Language Studies

Author: Eleni Orfanidou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118345967
Format: PDF, ePub
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Research Methods in Sign Language Studies is a landmark work on sign language research, which spans the fields of linguistics, experimental and developmental psychology, brain research, and language assessment. Examines a broad range of topics, including ethical and political issues, key methodologies, and the collection of linguistic, cognitive, neuroscientific, and neuropsychological data Provides tips and recommendations to improve research quality at all levels and encourages readers to approach the field from the perspective of diversity rather than disability Incorporates research on sign languages from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa Brings together top researchers on the subject from around the world, including many who are themselves deaf

Cultural and Language Diversity and the Deaf Experience

Author: Ila Parasnis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521645652
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The perspective that deaf people should be regarded as a cultural and language minority group rather than individuals with an audiological disability is gathering support among educators, linguists, and researchers involved in the education of deaf people across America. This book explores the notion that deaf people are members of a bilingual-bicultural minority group, whose experiences often overlap with the those of hearing minority group members, but at other times are unique. Contributors to this book include prominent deaf and hearing researchers, educators, and deaf community members. The three sections review research on bilingualism and biculturalism, the impact of cultural and language diversity on the deaf experience, and offer rich experiential evidence from deaf community members which highlights the emotional impact of living in the deaf and hearing worlds.

Deaf Sport

Author: David Alan Stewart
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9780930323745
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Deaf Sport describes the full ramifications of athletics for Deaf people, from the meaning of individual participation to the cultural bonding resulting from their organization. Deaf Sport profiles noted deaf sports figures and the differences particular to Deaf sports, such as the use of sign language for score keeping, officiating, and other communication. This important book analyzes the governing and business aspects of Deaf sport, both local deaf groups and the American Athletic Association of the Deaf and the World Games for the Deaf. It shows the positive psychological and educational impact of Deaf sport, and how it serves to socialize further the geographically dispersed members of the Deaf community.

Das Recht der V lker

Author: John Rawls
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110898535
Format: PDF
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Welche Bedingungen lassen Völker gerecht und friedlich zusammenleben? Unter welchen Umständen sind Kriege gerechtfertigt? Welche Leitlinien müssen gegeben sein für Organisationen, die eine gerechte Gesellschaft von Völkern mit gleichen Rechten herzustellen vermögen? In acht Grundsätzen für eine gerechte internationale Ordnung entwickelt der amerikanische Philosoph John Rawls einen hypothetischen "Vertrag der Gesellschaft der Völker". Das jüngste Buch von John Rawls ist nach A Theory of Justice 1971, dt. 1975) und Political Liberalism (1993, dt. 1998) ein weiteres wichtiges Werk des bedeutenden amerikanischen Philosophen. Die Originalausgabe (The Law of Peoples, 1999) hat zu heftigen Kontroversen geführt.

Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities

Author: Ceil Lucas
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563680366
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book's strenght is in its rigorous research standards. Strongly recommended. -- CHOICEA valuable resource and a rare, qualitative presentation. -- Academic Library Book ReviewThe first volume in the new Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series presents a rich collection of essays on fingerspelling in Langue des Signes Quebecoise (LSQ) in Quebec, Canada; language used by a Navajo family with deaf children; language, policy, classroom practice, and multiculturalism in deaf education; aspects of American Sign Language (ASL) and Filipino sign language discourse; and the role of rhetorical language in Deaf social movements. Contributors are Dominique Machabee, Arlene Blumenthal-Kelly, Jeffrey Davis, Melanie Met-ger, Samuel Supalla, Barbara Gerner de Garcia, Liza B. Martinez, Kathy Jankowski, and also Ceil Lucas. Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities affords an invaluable opportunity to assess up-to-date information on sign language linguistics worldwide and its impact on policy and planning in education, interaction with spoken languages, interpreting, and the issues of empowerment.

The Deaf Way

Author: Bruce N. Snider
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9781563680267
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Selected papers from the conference held in Washington DC, July 9-14, 1989.