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Published 1993. Paperback edition 1999 Printed in the United States of America Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Deaf history unveiled: interpretations from the new scholarship John Vickrey Van Cleve, editor.  cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.  Van Cleve, John V. 48-1984. Page v Contents List Of Illustrations vii Preface ix Acknowledgments xi 1 Pedro Ponce de León: Myth and Reality Susan Plann 1 2 Abbé de l'Epée and the Living Dictionary Renate Fischer 13 3 The Deaf-Mute Banquets and the Birth of the Deaf Movement Bernard Mottez 27 4 Republicanism, Deaf Identity, and the Career of Henri Gaillard in Late-Nineteenth-Century France Anne T.

Fernández Navarrete was known as El Mudo, the Mute, because he did not speak. 22 Presumably someone must have imparted to Fernández Navarrete his knowledge of reading, writing, history, and the Scriptures. Might not Fray Vicente de Santo Domingo have taught El Mudo more than the rudiments of his art? The monastery at La Estrella, like San Salvador at Oña, practiced obligatory silence. 23 Significantly, El Mudo was sent to La Estrella more than a decade before the Velascos arrived at Oña. If Vicente de Santo Domingo taught Fernández Navarrete, it follows, then, that the first teacher of deaf people was the monk at La Estrella and not Pedro Ponce.

41 Furthermore, a sign sequence such as the one for "friend" shows that (in modern terms) derivations and lexemes may be subject to a treatment that would surely not be typical for signed French: The term "friend" is correlative. It supposes two persons who feel friendship for each other. If I myself am one of the two friends, I point to myself and I make the sign of the radical [that is, of "to love"]. I then indicate with the tip of the finger the person who is my friend or his name. "43 Put another way, they represent a predominantly nonmorphological decomposition of words, realized with the help of special signs and thus made visible for deaf people.

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