The formation of singing communities

Autor/a: BAHAN, Ben; NASH, Joan C.
Año: 1996
Editorial: Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 1996
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Lingüística


In this paper we examine the life of one signing community that prospered from before the founding of the American School for the Deaf until the early 1950s. This community on Martha's Vineyard was unique because there we a high concentration of deaf people in a small geographic area where hearing people signed as well. There have been and are few signing communities that are similar elsewhere in the world where both deaf and hearing people sign.

En: Katz, Charles (ed.), Deaf studies IV: visions of the past, visions of the future, pp. 1-26.