Access to the Written Text of the deaf signer students: a review of the research

Autor/a: SÁNCHEZ AMAT, Jordina
Año: 2012
Editorial: Jordina Sánchez Amat, 2012
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




 There are mainly two ways of perceiving deafness, written by convention in two different forms. “Deaf people” (beginning with capital letter) refers to those who consider themselves members of a cultural and linguistic community. In this social conception of deafness, sign language takes a special role, as a full, natural language. On the other case, “deaf” refers to an audiological condition. It reflects a medical perspective of deafness, conceiving it as a disability [12]. A particularity of this linguistic group is that unlike the hearing societies “the language and cultural background are not transmitted preferably from parents to children, but between peer groups and educational centers” [11]. Only a small percentage of the deaf children are born from deaf parents. That is why the educational setting is of great importance in the case of sign language communities.