Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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p. v

Figures

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p. vii

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Acknowledgments

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p. ix

This book is lovingly dedicated to all those friends, deaf and hearing, living and dead, who have made the unique and wonderful world known as Gallaudet and to my family: Vicki, Denise...

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1. Seeing is Believing

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pp. 1-19

A constellation of anatomical and social peculiarities distinguish human beings from other mammals. These anatomical attributes include upright posture with a striding bipedal gait; relative hairlessness...

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2. Signing Heritage

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pp. 20-45

Awareness of the sign languages of the deaf has a long history in the Western world. Plato famously has Socrates refer to the signing of deaf people in the dialogue...

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3. Signing Communities

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pp. 46-63

Sign languages develop when local populations include substantial numbers of deaf people, and these languages may be used extensively by the hearing people in these communities as well as the deaf...

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4. Signing and the Language Faculty

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pp. 64-84

Douglas Baynton (2002) has pointed out that prior to the oralist victory over sign-based deaf education in the late nineteenth century, there was widespread acceptance, within the intellectual community...

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5. Deaf Gain: Visible Language in the Modern World

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pp. 85-101

This chapter considers the modern growth of understanding about the visual bases of language generally. We will also trace the evolution of the dissemination of language in the visual mode, which has grown...

References

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pp. 103-110

Index

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pp. 111-116