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Author Mindess, Anna.

Title Reading between the signs : intercultural communication for sign language interpreters / Anna Mindess with Thomas K. Holcomb, Daniel Langholtz, and Priscilla Poynor Moyers ; foreword by Sharon Neumann Solow
Published Yarmouth, Me. : Intercultural Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages)
Contents The Study of Culture -- Selected Topics in Intercultural Communication -- Do Americans Really Have a Culture? -- American Deaf culture -- The Impact of Cultural Differences on Interpreting Situation -- The Interpreter's Role and Responsibility -- Techniques for Cultural Adjustments
Summary Ann Mindess examines a culture not widely understood - American deaf culture. Collectivist and high-context, it contrasts with mainstream individualistic, low-context American culture. Both cultures are examined and the interpreter's role and responsibilities are discussed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-241) and index
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Subject American Sign Language.
Communication and culture -- United States.
Deaf -- Means of communication -- United States.
Intercultural communication -- United States.
Interpreters for the deaf -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585364311 (electronic bk.)
9780585364315 (electronic bk.)