What Sign Language Reveals About the MindBook - 2007
"The house is a Babel tonight. There are snatches of English. There is Hebrew. There is a great deal of Arabic. But in the illuminated room, it is the other languages that catch the eye. They are signed languages, the languages of the deaf. As night engulfs the surrounding desert and the cameraman's lights throw up huge, signing shadows, it looks as though language itself has become animate, as conversations play out in grand silhouette on the whitewashed walls. "There are three signed languages going. There is American Sign Language, used by one of the visitors, a deaf linguist from California. There is Israeli Sign Language, the language of the deaf in that country. And there is a third language, the one the linguists have journeyed here to see: a signed language spoken in this village and nowhere else in the world." Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2007.
Branch Call Number: 419
Characteristics: viii, 354 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.