15 Must-Reads on Deaf Culture and Sign Languages
Isabelle Lepage, a Translation Specialist and Research Assistant, generously shared some must-read books and articles on the topic of Deaf culture and sign languages. Let's dive into her recommendations and see what she had to say about them.
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Let's cut to the chase and dive into Isabelle's list.
A Curated List on Deaf Culture and Sign Languages by Isabelle Lepage
Isabelle Lepage, a renowned Translation Specialist and Research Assistant, has shared a fascinating list that provides insight into Deaf culture and sign languages. Here are her top picks:
- Introduction to Deaf Culture (2016) by Thomas K. Holcomb
- A Journey Into the Deaf World (1996) by Harlan Lane and Robert Hoffmeister "A bit old but a pillar nonetheless!"
- The Canadian Dictionary of ASL by Carole Bailey"A must for Canadians trying to learn ASL."
- Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf (1989) by Oliver Sacks
- Sociolinguistics and Deaf Communities (2015) by Adam C. Schembri and Ceil Lucas
- What's your sign for pizza?: an introduction to variation in American Sign Language by Ceil Lucas
- ign Language: its history and contribution to the understanding of the biological nature of language (2005) by Robert J. Ruben "It's an article, not a book, but very interesting!"
- Talking Hands: what sign language reveals about the mind (2007) by Margalit Fox
- Inside Deaf Culture (2005) by Carol Padden and Tom Humphries
- This Sign by Joanne Greenberg
- What's That Pig Outdoors by Henry Kisor
- Acquiring English as a Second Language via Print: The Task for Deaf Children. (1993) by Hoffmeister, Robert J., and Catherine L. Caldwell-Harris "An article on how children learn their second language. Very passionating!"
- Bilingualism and Deafness: on Language Contact in the Bilingual Acquisition of Sign Language and Written Language (2016) by Plaza Pust, Carolina
- Deaf Children and Their Families: Sustainability, Sign Language, and Equality. (2018) by Young, Alys "An article but very informative."
- Deaf around the world: the impact of language (2010) by Gaurav Mathur and Donna Jo Napoli
A hearty thanks to Isabelle for her valuable contributions!
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