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This volume addresses the burgeoning need for language policy and language planning for the sign languages used by deaf people. Author Timothy Reagan writes for two audiences in his new book, those who know language policy and language planning but not the Deaf World, and those well-versed in the Deaf cultural community but unfamiliar with language planning studies. To begin, Chapter 1 presents an overview of the Deaf World and a brief introduction to sign language in general. The second chapter outlines a broad overview of language policy and language planning studies both as an academic discipline and an applied type of social engineering. In Chapter 3, Reagan examines the specifics of American Sign Language (ASL) in terms of the history of language policy and planning from the nineteenth century to the post-Congress of Milan period and its form in recent years. The fourth chapter critically examines the creation of manual codes used in deaf education in the U.S. and elsewhere. Chapter 5 analyzes language policy and planning in settings around the world, and the final chapter recommends steps and methods for future language policy and planning efforts for sign languages. The cohesive rationale offered in Language Policy and Planning for Sign Languages will prove to be invaluable to all administrators and educators working with populations that use sign languages.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. x-xi
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xii-xiii
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  1. Editorial Advisory Board
  2. pp. xiv-xv
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  1. Editor’s Note
  2. pp. xvi-xvii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xviii-xix
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  1. Chapter 1. Sign Language and the Deaf∩World as a Special Case: An Overview
  2. pp. 1-30
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  1. Chapter 2. Language Planning and Language Policy: An Introduction
  2. pp. 31-96
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  1. Chapter 3. American Sign Language, Language Planning, and Language Policy
  2. pp. 97-128
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  1. Chapter 4. The Creation and Use of Manual Sign Codes as Language Planning
  2. pp. 129-154
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  1. Chapter 5. International Perspectives on Sign Language, Language Planning, and Language Policy
  2. pp. 155-179
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  1. Chapter 6. Conclusion: The DEAF∩WORLD, Language, and Power
  2. pp. 180-185
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  1. Appendix I. European Parliament Resolution on Sign Languages 1988
  2. pp. 186-189
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  1. Appendix II. Statement on the Recognition of the National Sign Languages of the Deaf
  2. pp. 189-191
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  1. Appendix III. World Federation of the Deaf “Call for Recognition of Sign Languages,” 1991
  2. pp. 192-195
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 196-240
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-252
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781563684630
Related ISBN
9781563684623
MARC Record
OCLC
793083965
Pages
270
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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