'Seeing Voices is both a history of the deaf and an account of the development of an extraordinary and expressive language' Evening Standard Imaginative and insightful, Seeing Voices offers a way into a world that is, for many people, alien and unfamiliar -- for to be profoundly deaf is not just to live in a world of silence, but also to live in a ...Read More'Seeing Voices is both a history of the deaf and an account of the development of an extraordinary and expressive language' Evening Standard Imaginative and insightful, Seeing Voices offers a way into a world that is, for many people, alien and unfamiliar -- for to be profoundly deaf is not just to live in a world of silence, but also to live in a world where the visual is paramount. In this remarkable book, Oliver Sacks explores the consequences of this, including the different ways in which the deaf and the hearing learn to categorize their respective worlds -- and how they convey and communicate those experiences to others. 'Seeing Voices is a manifesto, characteristically humane and impassioned; once more, Sacks proves he is the doyen of science with a human face' Sunday Times 'Empathetic, intelligent and compassionate' Guardian 'Scholarly and carefully documented, Seeing Voices makes the gigantic leap so essential to understanding total deafness' Sunday Telegraph 'A passionate meditation on the richness of sign language' IndependentRead Less
180 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. LANGUAGE. Begins with the history of deaf people in the United States, the often outrageous ways in which they have been seen and treated in the past, and their continuing strtuggle for acceptance in a hearing world. And it examines the amazing and beatiful visual language of the deaf-Sign-which has only recently been recognized fully as a language-linguistically complete, rich, and as expressive as any spoken language. Includes an Index. (Key Words: American Sign Language, Oliver Sacks, Deaf, Gallaudet University, Elisabeth Zinser, Hearing, Isolation, Deafness, Brain, Noam Chomsky).
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