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Reading Between the Signs

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 3rd Edition

This groundbreaking book is a recognized classic that has been embraced by both educators and practitioners. It provides a unique perspective to explain differences between Deaf and hearing cultures.

Widely used as a text in Deaf Studies courses and interpreter training programs worldwide. Written with the help of three distinguished Deaf consultants.

The Third Edition features:

  •  New chapter explores the changing landscape of the interpreting field and discusses the concepts of Deafhood and Deaf heart
  •  A new examination of the use of Deaf Interpreters pays respect to the roots of our profession, details specific techniques and describes the benefits of Deaf and hearing interpreters working together

“The third edition of Reading Between the Signs adds a terrific new chapter about Deaf heart and the tradition of Deaf Interpreters, and includes the reflections of several Deaf interpreters on their experiences working with Deaf consumers in a variety of settings, detailing ways we utilize cultural adjustments for more effective communication.”

—Linda Bove, Certified Deaf Interpreter, Actress, Consultant

“A dazzling application of the tools of intercultural communication to illuminating Deaf and hearing cultures and their differences…. This is a book for everyone interested in Deaf culture.”
Harlan Lane, author of When the Mind Hears and The Mask of Benevolence

“Adds a necessary dimension to understanding what sign language interpretation really entails—not the exchange of words for signs and vice versa but the translation of one view of life and all its meanings into another equally valid yet different view”
William C. Stokoe, Former Professor Emeritus, Gallaudet University

A must-read! An enlightening book…a defining document in the literature of Deaf culture.”
Eileen Forestal, Professor, ASL Studies and Interpreting Training, Union County College

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