Abstract

Abstract:

In this article, I discuss the benefits of linguistic ethnography for the study of the communication of deaf individuals who grow up without access to the linguistic resources of a named spoken or signed language in Iquitos, Peru. Linguistic ethnography is an umbrella term for a growing methodological and theoretical approach shared by researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. While an array of methodological approaches are used within linguistic ethnography, the methods that I utilize include ethnographic fieldwork and the microanalysis of videorecorded naturally occurring interactions. I use this methodological approach to present the social organization of the lives of deaf youth in Iquitos, as well as an example of the language use of one deaf boy taken from a segment of situated interaction during a bingo game.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1533-6263
Print ISSN
0302-1475
Pages
pp. 619-643
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-01
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.