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Author Fulka, Josef, author.

Title Deafness, gesture and sign language in the 18th century French philosophy / Josef Fulka, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 166 pages)
Series Gesture studies (GS), 18746829 ; volume 8
Gesture studies ; v. 8
Summary "The book represents a historical overview of the way the topic of gesture and sign language has been treated in the 18th century French philosophy. The texts treated are grouped into several categories based on the view they present of deafness and gesture. While some of those texts obviously view deafness and sign language in negative terms, i.e. as deficiency, others present deafness essentially as difference, i.e. as a set of competences that might provide some insights into how spoken language works. One of the arguments of the book is that these two views of deafness and sign language still represent two dominant paradigms present in the current debates on the issue. The aim of the book, therefore, is not only to provide a historical overview but to trace what might be called a "history of the present""-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 12, 2020)
Subject Deafness -- Philosophy
Gesture -- France
Sign language.
Sign language.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019055548
ISBN 9027261482