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Author Groce, Nora Ellen, 1952- author

Title Everyone here spoke sign language : hereditary deafness on Martha's Vineyard / Nora Ellen Groce
Published Cambrige, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [1985]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 169 pages) : illustrations
Contents "They were just like everyone else" -- The history of Martha's Vineyard -- The origins of vineyard deafness -- The genetics of vineyard deafness -- The island adaptation to deafness -- Growing up deaf on the vineyard -- Deafness in historical perspective -- "Those people weren't handicapped" -- Appendix A. Oral and written sources -- Appendix B. Perceived causes of vineyard deafness
Analysis Massachusetts Martha's Vineyard Deaf persons Social integration, to 1950
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-164) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Deaf -- Massachusetts -- Martha's Vineyard -- History.
Deafness -- Genetic aspects.
Sign language.
Deafness -- epidemiology.
Manual Communication.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 85005451
ISBN 0674037952 (electronic bk.)
0674270401 (alk. paper)
9780674037953 (electronic bk.)
9780674270404 (alk. paper)
(alk. paper)