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Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha's Vineyard

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From the seventeenth century to the early years of the twentieth, the population of Martha's Vineyard manifested an extremely high rate of profound hereditary deafness. In stark contrast to the experience of most deaf people in our own society, the Vineyarders who were born deaf were so thoroughly integrated into the daily life of the community that they were not seen--and did not see themselves--as handicapped or as a group apart. Deaf people were included in all aspects of life, such as town politics, jobs, church affairs, and social life. How was this possible?

On the Vineyard, hearing and deaf islanders alike grew up speaking sign language. This unique sociolinguistic adaptation meant that the usual barriers to communication between the hearing and the deaf, which so isolate many deaf people today, did not exist.

Synopsis:

Examines the reasons for the high rate of hereditary deafness among the population of Martha's Vineyard and discusses the place of deaf people in town life

About the Author

Nora Ellen Groce, a cultural and medical anthropologist, received her doctorate from <>Brown University. She is currently a Fellow at the Family Development Study, <>Children's Hospital, Boston, and in the Department of Pediatrics, <>Harvard Medical School.

Table of Contents

1. "They Were Just Like Everyone Else"

2. The History of Martha's Vineyard

3. The Origins of Vineyard Deafness

4. The Genetics of Vineyard Deafness

5. The Island Adaptation to Deafness

6. Growing Up Deaf on the Vineyard

7. Deafness in Historical Perspective

8. "Those People Weren't Handicapped"

Appendix A. Oral and Written Sources

Appendix B. Perceived Causes of Vineyard Deafness

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674037953
Subtitle:
Hereditary Deafness on Martha's Vineyard
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Groce, Nora Ellen
Author:
Nora Ellen Groce
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
General
Subject:
Deafness
Subject:
Physical Impairments
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Deaf
Subject:
History
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Sign Language
Subject:
Deafness -- Genetic aspects.
Subject:
Deaf Studies-Deaf Culture
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Hearing and Ears
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19880315
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 line illustrations, 3 maps, 2 tables
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.00 x 5.875 in .45 lb

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Sociolinguistics
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Languages » Deaf Studies » Sign Language

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