Sign Languages in Village Communities

Sibaji Panda (ed)

A ‘deaf village’ is a fascinating setting. Due to long-standing hereditary deafness, both deaf and hearing people develop a local sign language that is used by the whole community. This publication reports on small-scale sign language using communities in a variety of settings - individual villages in Mexico and in India, Arab communities in Israel, and an extended ‘deaf’ family in Turkey. The lectures are signed by deaf researchers from the target countries and can also serve as a valuable resource material on the academic use of International Sign.