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Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language

Hereditary Deafness on Martha’s Vineyard

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$28.50 • £22.95 • €25.50

ISBN 9780674270411

Publication Date: 03/15/1988

Academic Trade

184 pages

6 x 9 inches

5 line illustrations, 3 maps, 2 tables


  • 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

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