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.
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