Project Description

Written by authors who are themselves Deaf, this unique book illuminates the life and culture of Deaf people from the inside, through their everyday talk, their shared myths, their art and performances, and the lessons they teach one another. Padden and Humphries employ the capitalized “Deaf” to refer to deaf people who share a natural language–American Sign Language (ASL)–and a complex culture, historically created and actively transmitted across generations.

Authors: Carol Padden and Tom Humphries

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Year: 1988


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