Inside Deaf Culture
... flourishing culture.
See how the nineteenth-century schools for the deaf, with their denigration of sign language
and their insistence on oralist teaching, shaped the lives of Deaf people for generations to ... the survival of the rich and complex language American Sign Language
(ASL), long misunderstood but finally recently recognized by a hearing world that could not conceive of language
in a form other than speech. In ... Details...