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The Resource My mother made me deaf : discourse and identity in a deaf community, Bryan K. Eldredge, (electronic resource)

My mother made me deaf : discourse and identity in a deaf community, Bryan K. Eldredge, (electronic resource)

Label
My mother made me deaf : discourse and identity in a deaf community
Title
My mother made me deaf
Title remainder
discourse and identity in a deaf community
Statement of responsibility
Bryan K. Eldredge
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The term deaf often sparks heated debates about authority and authenticity. The concept of Deaf identity and affiliation with the DEAF-WORLD are constantly negotiated social constructions that rely heavily on the use of American Sign Language. However, given the incredible diversity of Deaf people, these constructions vary widely. From Deaf people born into culturally Deaf families and who have used ASL since birth, to those born into hearing families and for whom ASL is a secondary language (if they use it at all), to hearing children of Deaf adults whose first language is ASL, and beyond, the criteria for membership in the Deaf community is based on a variety of factors and perspectives. Bryan K. Eldredge seeks to more precisely understand the relationship between ASL use and Deaf identity using the tools of linguistic anthropology. In this work, he presents research resulting from fieldwork with the Deaf community of Utah Valley. Through informal interactions and formal interviews, he explores the role of discourse in the projection and construction of Deaf identities and, conversely, considers how ideas about language affect the discourse that shapes identities. He finds that specific linguistic ideologies exist that valorize some forms of language over others and that certain forms of ASL serve to establish a culturally Deaf identity. My Mother Made Me Deaf demonstrates that the DEAF-WORLD consists of a multitude of experiences and ways of being even as it is bound together by certain essential elements that are common to Deaf people"--
  • "The author seeks to understand the relationship between American Sign Language use and Deaf identity using the tools of linguistic anthropology"--
  • "The term deaf often sparks heated debates about authority and authenticity. The concept of Deaf identity and affiliation with the DEAF-WORLD are constantly negotiated social constructions that rely heavily on the use of American Sign Language. However, given the incredible diversity of Deaf people, these constructions vary widely. From Deaf people born into culturally Deaf families and who have used ASL since birth, to those born into hearing families and for whom ASL is a secondary language (if they use it at all), to hearing children of Deaf adults whose first language is ASL, and beyond, the criteria for membership in the Deaf community is based on a variety of factors and perspectives. Bryan K. Eldredge seeks to more precisely understand the relationship between ASL use and Deaf identity using the tools of linguistic anthropology. In this work, he presents research resulting from fieldwork with the Deaf community of Utah Valley. Through informal interactions and formal interviews, he explores the role of discourse in the projection and construction of Deaf identities and, conversely, considers how ideas about language affect the discourse that shapes identities. He finds that specific linguistic ideologies exist that valorize some forms of language over others and that certain forms of ASL serve to establish a culturally Deaf identity. My Mother Made Me Deaf demonstrates that the DEAF-WORLD consists of a multitude of experiences and ways of being even as it is bound together by certain essential elements that are common to Deaf people"--
  • "The author seeks to understand the relationship between American Sign Language use and Deaf identity using the tools of linguistic anthropology"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eldredge, Bryan K
Dewey number
305.9/082
LC call number
HV2545
LC item number
.E43 2017
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deaf
  • American Sign Language
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities
Label
My mother made me deaf : discourse and identity in a deaf community, Bryan K. Eldredge, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-173) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001787386
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781563686870
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016053048
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001787386
Label
My mother made me deaf : discourse and identity in a deaf community, Bryan K. Eldredge, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-173) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001787386
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781563686870
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016053048
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001787386

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