Manuel Tinoco

Autor/a: PLANN, Susan
Año: 2000
Editorial: Sign Language Studies, Vol. 1, nº 1 (2000) pp. 65-92
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Historia, Arte y Cultura


Researchers of deaf history know all too well the difficulties of unearthing information about deaf people’s lives, especially if the object of study is “ordinary” deaf people. My experience in researching the students who attended the Spanish National School for Deaf-Mutes and the Blind during the 1870s is no exception. 1 Although residential schools were—and continue to be—the nucleus of the deaf community, the place where most deaf children first learn their language, history, and cultural traditions, it is not easy to learn much about life there. This is not to say that published sources of information do not exist.