This book is a fascinating collection of clearly written articles that describe the language, culture, and experiences of Deaf people. The authors, both deaf and hearing, are well-known specialists in many fields: linguistics, education, interpreting, drama, anthropology, and psychology. They show us how the work and ideas of a pioneer in linguistic research have confronted old assumptions about dearness and Sign Language and have brought about a new respect for the language and culture of Deaf people. ” The work of William Stokoe has permeated all corners of the linguistic world. But more than that, it has created a renaissance among deaf persons everywhere. It has caused a rebirth of hope, pride, and confidence in ourselves as we take a more active role in the modern world.
Author: Charlotte Baker & Robin Battison
Publisher: National Association of the Deaf