- Title Pages
- Chapter 1 Sign Language Geography
- Chapter 1 Response Some Observations on Research Methodology in Lexicostatistical Studies of Sign Languages
- Chapter 2 Two Types of Nonconcatenative Morphology in Signed Languages
- Chapter 2 Response Some Observations on Form-Meaning Correspondences in Two Types of Verbs in ASL
- Chapter 3 Sources of Handshape Error in First-Time Signers of ASL
- Chapter 3 Response Modality and Language in the Second Language Acquisition of American Sign Language
- Chapter 4 Getting to the Point
- Chapter 4 Response A Point Well Taken
- Chapter 5 Acquisition of Topicalization in Very Late Learners of Libras
- Chapter 5 Response A Critical Period for the Acquisition of a Theory of Mind?
- Chapter 6 Interrogatives in Ban Khor Sign Language
- Chapter 6 Response Village Sign Languages
- Chapter 7 Sign Language Humor, Human Singularities, and the Origins of Language
- Chapter 7 Response Gesture First or Speech First in Language Origins?
- Chapter 8 Best Practices for Collaborating with Deaf Communities in Developing Countries
- Chapter 8 Response Deaf Mobilization around the World
- Chapter 9 HIV/AIDS and the Deaf Community
- Chapter 9 Response HIV/AIDS and Deaf Communities in South Africa
- Chapter 10 The Language Politics of Japanese Sign Language (Nihon Shuwa)
- Chapter 10 Response Pluralization
- Chapter 11 Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in China
- Chapter 11 Response Social Situations and the Education of Deaf Children in India
- Chapter 12 Do Deaf Children Eat Deaf Carrots?
- Chapter 12 First Response “We’re the Same, I’m Deaf, You’re Deaf, Huh!”
- Chapter 12 Second Response Deafhood and Deaf Educators
An Alternative to the Existing Hegemony in JSL
- (p.333) Chapter 10 Response Pluralization
- Deaf around the World
- Oxford University Press
The author of this chapter has been advising the Myanmar government on policy regarding deaf people. Because Myanmar does not have a national deaf community, a national sign language cannot emerge naturally. The government wants to develop and promote a standard sign language. However, the government did not agree to form a national deaf organization as a first step, fearing a power to contend with. The new recommendation is that a Myanmar Sign Language textbook be published. The author hopes the text will enlighten hearing and deaf readers, and foster a sense of entitlement to rights, from which a national organization will emerge to advocate for deaf communities. The chapters ends with remarks on the changing situation in Japan with respect to JSL.
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