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Language Policy and Planning for Sign Languages Ceil Lucas, General Editor VOLUME 1 Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities VOLUME 2 Multicultural Aspects of Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities VOLUME 3 Deaf Children in Public Schools VOLUME 4 Pinky Extension and Eye Gaze: Language Use in Deaf Communities VOLUME 5 Storytelling and Conversation: Discourse in Deaf Communities VOLUME 6 Bilingualism and Identity in Deaf Communities VOLUME 7 Sociolinguistic Variation in American Sign Language VOLUME 8 Turn-Taking, Fingerspelling, and Contact in Signed Languages VOLUME 9 Language and the Law in Deaf Communities VOLUME 10 To the Lexicon and Beyond: Sociolinguistics in European Deaf Communities VOLUME 11 The Rising of Lotus Flowers: Self-Education by Deaf Children in Thai Boarding Schools VOLUME 12 Multilingualism and Sign Languages: From the Great Plains to Australia VOLUME 13 Sign Languages in Contact VOLUME 14 Hearing, Mother Father Deaf: Hearing People in Deaf Families VOLUME 15 Extraordinary from the Ordinary: Personal Experience Narratives in American Sign Language VOLUME 16 Language Policy and Planning for Sign Languages Language Policy and Planning for Sign Languages Timothy G. Reagan G A L L A U D E T U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S Washington, DC Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities A Series Edited by Ceil Lucas Gallaudet University Press Washington, DC 20002 http://gupress.gallaudet.edu© 2010 by Gallaudet University All rights reserved. Published 2010 Printed in the United States of America Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data ISSN 1080-5494 ♾ The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z39.48-1984. This book is dedicated to Kimberly, who has taught me that listening does not mean hearing, that hearing does not mean listening, and that neither means understanding. ...


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