Multicultural aspects of sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities

Autor/a: LUCAS, Geil (ed.)
Año: 1996
Editorial: Washington: Gallaudet University Press
Colección: Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities Series; 2
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 1-56368-046-7
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda


This collection offers a wide variety of fascinating studies that consider multicultural aspects among deaf people worldwide. Mala Kleinfeld and Noni Warner investigate variation in the use of gay, lesbian, and bisexual signs in the Deaf community; Jan Branson, Don Miller, and I Gede Marsaja, assisted by I Wayan Negara, profile a deaf village in Bali, Indonesia in which hearing people are fluent in both sign and spoken languages. Alejandro Oviedo in Venezuela comments on bilingual deaf education in Venezuela, and Sara Schley outlines the sociolinguistic and educational implications of comparing ASL and English word definitions.