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Title: Deaf around the World
Subtitle: The Impact of Language
Edited By: Gaurav Mathur
Donna Jo Napoli
URL: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/SociolinguisticsAnthropologicalL/?view=usa&ci=9780199732548
Description:

"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 and
overviews 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, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Sweden, Thailand, and the United
States.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9780199732548
Pages: 416
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