Currents: An E-Journal Technologies of Language and the Embodied History of the Deaf

by Leland McCleary
University of São Paulo 

Currents in Electronic Literacy Spring 2001 (4), <> 


    3.  A critique of Padden’s view of deaf culture can be found in Turner (1994).  Turner’s view of culture-as-a-verb moves in the direction suggested by Pratt (1987), who insists that the “linguistics of community” (which “seek[s] to capture identity”) must be replaced by a “linguistics of contact” (which emphasizes the “relationality of social differentiation”).

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