Ian Hacking: Language, deafness and the senses
1 July 1999
Show More I See a Voice: A Philosophical History of Language, Deafness and the Senses by Jonathan Rée.
HarperCollins, 399 pp., £19.99, January 1999, 0 00 255793 2Show More
“... taught to speak, although a dispute continues as to whether their language should be signed or spoken. Much of this story is told in other places, not only by Oliver Sacks, but, more extensively, by HarlanLane, a noted deaf activist. Lane was a dedicated spokesman for a cause, however; and Sacks was taking the part of the deaf at Gallaudet University, a bastion of signing. Rée’s history is perhaps ...”