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ERIC Number: EJ791220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1464-3154
Citizenship and Sign Bilingualism: "... There Is Nothing Wrong with Being Bilingual... It's a Positive and Fantastic Thing!"
Emery, Steven D.
Deafness and Education International, v9 n4 p173-186 Dec 2007
The issue of the education of deaf children is addressed in relation to citizenship and sign bilingualism. Citizenship is a contested concept and those who advocate a sign bilingual approach use the discourse of citizenship when arguing for the value of their method, but so too do other approaches. The sign bilingual approach may benefit from a deeper exposition of the ways in which the concept of citizenship is being shaped, particularly by revealing the phonocentric nature of citizenship and the non-statist values of sign bilingualism. Citizenship, however, does not inevitably have to be phonocentric; sign bilingualism can draw on the concept of social justice to pursue the case for a holistic approach to the education of deaf children. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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