SIGNS OF THEIR TIMES : Deaf Communities and the Culture of Language

@inproceedings{Senghas2005SIGNSOT,
  title={SIGNS OF THEIR TIMES : Deaf Communities and the Culture of Language},
  author={Richard J. Senghas and Leila Monaghan},
  year={2005}
}
  • Richard J. Senghas, Leila Monaghan
  • Published 2005
■ Abstract Because of their deafness, deaf people have been marked as different and treated problematically by their hearing societies. Until 25 years ago, academic literature addressing deafness typically described deafness as pathology, focusing on cures or mitigation of the perceived handicap. In ethnographic accounts, interactions involving deaf people are sometimes presented as examples of how communities treat atypical members. Recently, studies of deafness have adopted more complex… CONTINUE READING