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ERIC Number: EJ826231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0302-1475
Dumb O Jemmy and Others: Deaf people, Interpreters and the London Courts in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Stone, Christopher; Woll, Bencie
Sign Language Studies, v8 n3 p226-240 Spr 2008
This article reviews eighteenth- and nineteenth-century proceedings of the London Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) that involved deaf people. The use, role, and status of sign language and interpreters in these settings are described. These proceedings provide important information about deaf people's experiences within the court system of the time and insight into their communication during this era. Moreover, they illuminate attitudes toward deaf people in the period immediately before and after the creation of schools for deaf children in Britain. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)