Signs and Voices : Deaf Culture, Identity, Language, and Arts / Kristin A. Lindgren, Doreen DeLuca, and Donna Jo Napoli, editors
- Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2008.
- Copyright Date:
- copyright 2008
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxii, 246 pages) : illustrations
- Additional Creators:
- Lindgren, Kristin A
- Language Note:
- In English.
- Introduction / Kristin A. Lindgren, Doreen DeLuca, and Donna Jo Napoli -- Part One. Culture and identity. Scientific explanation and other performance acts in the reorganization of DEAF / Tom Humphries ; Who am I? Deaf identity issues / Irene W. Leigh ; Think-between: a deaf studies commonplace book / Brenda Jo Brueggemann ; "I thought there would be more Helen Keller": History through deaf eyes and narratives of representation / Kristen Harmon ; Bioethics and the deaf community / Teresa Blankmeyer Burke -- Part Two. Language and literacy. Cognitive and neural representations of language: insights from sign languages of the deaf / Heather P. Knapp and David P. Corina ; Children creating core properties of language: evidence from an emerging sign language in Nicaragua / Ann Senghas, Sotaro Kita, and Aslı Özyürek ; Well, "what" is it? Discovery of a new particle in ASL / Carol Neidle and Robert G. Lee ; Success with deaf children: how to prevent educational failure / Ronnie B. Wilbur ; English and ASL: classroom activities to shed some light on the use of two languages / Shannon Allen ; A bilingual approach to reading / Doreen DeLuca and Donna Jo Napoli -- Part Three. American Sign Language in the arts. Body/text: sign language poetics and spatial form in literature / H-Dirksen L. Bauman ; Tree tangled in tree: re-siting poetry through ASL / Michael Davidson ; Nobilior est vulgaris: Dante's hypothesis and sign language poetry / David M. Perlmutter ; Flying words: a conversation between Peter Cook and Kenny Lerner ; Visual Shakespeare: Twelfth Night and the value of ASL translation / Peter Novak ; ASL in performance: a conversation with Adrian Blue.
- Cochlear implants, mainstreaming, genetic engineering, and other ethical dilemmas confronting deaf people mandated a new, wide-ranging examination of these issues, fulfilled by "Signs and Voices: Deaf Culture, Identity, Language, and Arts". This collection, carefully chosen from the 2004 Signs and Voices Conference, the Presidential Forum on American Sign Language at the Modern Language Association Convention, and other sources, addresses all of the factors now changing the cultural landscape for deaf people. To ensure quality and breadth of knowledge, editors Kristin A. Lingren, Doreen DeLuca, and Donna Jo Napoli selected the work of renowned scholars and performers Shannon Allen, H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Adrian Blue, Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Peter Cook, David P. Corina, Michael Davidson, Kristen Harmon, Tom Humphries, Sotaro Kita, Heather Knapp, Robert G. Lee, Irene W. Leigh, Kenny Lerner, Carole Neidle, Peter Novak, AslI Ozyurek, David M. Perlmutter, Anne Senghas, and Ronnie Wilbur. "Signs and Voices" is divided into three sections: Culture and Identity, Language and Literacy, and American Sign Language in the Arts, each of which focuses on a particular set of theoretical and practical concerns. Taken together, these essays point to new directions in a broad range of fields, including cognitive science, deaf studies, disability studies, education, linguistics, literary criticism, philosophy, and psychology. This extraordinary showcase of innovative and rigorous cross-disciplinary study will prove invaluable to everyone interested in the current state of the Deaf community.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- data file
- Title from resource description page (viewed January 27, 2017).
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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