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1 A World's Eye View: Deaf 1 Cultures in Global Perspective Leila Monaghan 2 British Manual Alphabets in 25 the Education of Deaf People Since the 17th Century Rachel Sutton-Spence 3 Austria's Hidden Conflict: Hearing 49 Culture Versus Deaf Culture Franz Dotter and Ingeborg Okorn 4 Pedagogical Issues in Swedish 67 Deaf Education Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta and Lars-Ake Domfors 5 Romance and Reality: Sociolinguistic 89 Similarities and Differences between Swiss German Sign Language and Rhaeto-Romansh Penny Boyes Braem, Benno Caramore, Roland Hermann, and Patricia Shores Hermann 6 The Dilemma of the Hard 114 of Hearing within the U.S. Deaf Community Donald A. Grushkin 7 Sociolinguistic Dynamics in 141 American Deaf Communities: Peer Groups Versus Families Ceil Lucas and Susan Scbatz 8 School Language and Shifts in 153 Irish Deaf Identity Barbara LeMaster 9 Surdos Venceremos: The Rise of 173 the Brazilian Deaf Community Norine Berenz 10 South African Sign Language: 194 Changing Policies and Practice Debra Aarons and Louise Reynolds 11 U-Turns, Deaf Shock, and 211 the Hard of Hearing: Japanese Deaf Identities at the Borderlands Karen Nakamura 12 The Chiying School of Taiwan: 230 A Foreigner's Perspective Jean Ann 13 The Changing World of the 249 Russian Deaf Community Michael Pursglove and Anna Komarova 14 New Ways to Be Deaf in Nicaragua: 260 Changes in Language, Personhood, and Community Richard J. Senghas 15 Sign Languages and Deaf Identities 283 in Thailand and Viet Nam James Woodward 16 A for Apple: The Impact of 302 Western Education and ASL on the Deaf Community in Kano State, Northern Nigeria Constanze Schmaling Contributors 311 Index 313Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Deaf Cross-cultural studies, Sign language Cross-cultural studies, Identity (Psychology) Cross-cultural studies, Social adjustment Cross-cultural studies, Intercultural communication, Culture conflict