A Man Without Words

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$12.28
UPC:
9780520274914
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
University of California Press; Second Edition, With New Material edition (August 1, 2012)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
220
Shipping Weight:
9.1 ounces
Language:
English
ASIN:
0520274911
Product Dimensions:
5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
ISBN-10:
9780520274914
ISBN-13:
978-0520274914
Author:
Susan Schaller,Oliver Sacks

Product Overview

For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class for the deaf where she had been sent as an interpreter and where he sat isolated, since he knew no sign language. She found him obviously intelligent and sharply observant but unable to communicate, and she felt compelled to bring him to a comprehension of words. The book vividly conveys the challenge, the frustrations, and the exhilaration of opening the mind of a congenitally deaf person to the concept of language. This second edition includes a new chapter and afterword.

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