Cover of the book entitled "Many Ways to be Deaf: International Variations in Deaf Communities". Below the title is a photo that shows a large group of Deaf people. Many people in the picture have one hand on the shoulder of the person next to them.

Many Ways to Be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities

Twenty-four researchers studied Deaf communities and signed languages in five continents. The 16 chapters in this book present the results of their studies. Authors studied communities in Japan, Thailand, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Russia, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Ireland, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil, Nicaragua, and the United States. They explain the history of how the different signed languages develop and the effects of foreign influences.

The editors of this anthology are Leila Monaghan, Constanze Schmaling, Karen Nakamura, and Graham Turner. The book published in 2013.
 
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