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Title Cultural and language diversity and the deaf experience / editor, Ila Parasnis
Published Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1996
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Contents Part I. Bilingualism-biculturalism and the deaf experience: an overview. On interpreting the deaf experience within the context of cultural and language diversity / Ila Parasnis -- Living with two languages and two cultures / Fran├žois Grosjean -- Perspectives from the history and the politics of bilingualism and bilingual education in the United States / Kenji Hakuta, Elizabeth Feldman Mostafapour -- Cognitive and language development of bilingual children / Josiane F. Hamers
Part II. Psychosocial, cognitive, and language experiences of deaf people. From the cultural to the bicultural: the modern deaf community / Carol A. Padden -- Early bilingual lives of deaf children / Carol A. Padden -- Communication experiences of deaf people: an ethnographic account / Susan B. Foster -- Marginality, biculturalism, and social identity of deaf people / R. Greg Emerton -- Attitudes of the deaf community toward political activism / Gerald C. Bateman -- Cultural and language diversity in the curriculum: toward reflective practice / Bonnie Meath-Lang -- Minority empowerment and the education of deaf people / Joan B. Stone -- Social assimilation of deaf high school students: the role of school environment / Thomas K. Holcomb
Part III. The Deaf experience: personal reflections. Growing up deaf in deaf families: two different experiences / Susan C. Searls, David R. Johnston -- Another new birth: reflections of a deaf native signer / Patrick A. Graybill -- Raising deaf children in hearing society: struggles and challenges for deaf native ASL signers / Gary E. Mowl -- In search of self: experiences of a postlingually deaf African-American / Dianne K. Brooks -- Living in a bilingual-bicultural family / Lynn Finton -- On being both hearing and deaf: my bilingual-bicultural experience / Patricia Mudgett-DeCaro
Summary The perspective that deaf people should be primarily regarded as a cultural and language minority group rather than as individuals with an audiological disability in gathering support among educators, linguists, and researchers involved in the education of deaf people. Minority empowerment movements across America - and American society's increased awareness of its own diversity - have brought a supportive context to the efforts of deaf people to have American Sign Language recognized in planning educational policies and curricula. This book considers in depth the notion that deaf people are members of a bilingual-bicultural minority group, whose experiences often overlap with the experiences of hearing minority group members but at other times are unique
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Deaf -- United States -- Social conditions.
Linguistic minorities -- United States.
Multiculturalism -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Parasnis, Ila.
ISBN 0511000340 (electronic bk.)
1139163809 (electronic bk.)
9780511000348 (electronic bk.)
9781139163804 (electronic bk.)
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