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The Resource Silent life and silent language : the inner life of a mute in an institution for the deaf, Kate M. Farlow ; introduction by Kristen C. Harmon

Silent life and silent language : the inner life of a mute in an institution for the deaf, Kate M. Farlow ; introduction by Kristen C. Harmon

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Silent life and silent language : the inner life of a mute in an institution for the deaf
Title
Silent life and silent language
Title remainder
the inner life of a mute in an institution for the deaf
Statement of responsibility
Kate M. Farlow ; introduction by Kristen C. Harmon
Title variation
Inner life of a mute in an institution for the deaf
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Silent Life and Silent Language presents a fictionalized account of life at a Midwestern residential school for deaf students in the years following the Civil War. Based on the experiences of the author, who became deaf at the age of nine and entered a residential school when she was twelve, this historical work is remarkable and rare because it focuses on signing deaf women's lives. One of only a few accounts written by deaf women in the 19th century, Silent Life and Silent Language gives a detailed description of daily life and learning at the Indiana Asylum for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb. Kate M. Farlow wrote this book with the goal of giving hearing parents hope that their deaf children would be able to lead happy and productive lives. She sought to raise awareness of the benefits of deaf schools and was an early advocate for the use of American Sign Language and of bilingual education. The Christian influence on the school and on the author is strongly present in her writing and reflects an important component of deaf education at the time. Descriptions of specific signs, games, ASL story nights, and other aspects of the signing community during the 1870s will be of interest to modern students and researchers in linguistics, deaf education, Deaf studies, and Deaf history. Farlow's work reveals a sophisticated, early understanding of the importance of access to language, education, and community for deaf individuals"--
  • "Presents a fictionalized account of life at a Midwestern residential school for deaf students in the years following the Civil war. Based on the experiences of the author who became deaf at the age of nine and entered a residential school when she was twelve"--
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contains biographical information
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Farlow, Kate M
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.A712
LC item number
S55 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harmon, Kristen
Series statement
Gallaudet classics in deaf studies
Series volume
volume 11
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  • Indiana Asylum for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb
  • Indiana Asylum for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb
  • Deaf children
  • Deaf children
  • Mute persons
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • Deaf children
  • Deaf children
  • Mute persons
  • United States
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Silent life and silent language : the inner life of a mute in an institution for the deaf, Kate M. Farlow ; introduction by Kristen C. Harmon
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A reissue of the edition published in 1883
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21647133
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 184 pages
Isbn
9781944838294
Lccn
2018013364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1016048928
Label
Silent life and silent language : the inner life of a mute in an institution for the deaf, Kate M. Farlow ; introduction by Kristen C. Harmon
Publication
Note
A reissue of the edition published in 1883
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21647133
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 184 pages
Isbn
9781944838294
Lccn
2018013364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1016048928

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