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Interpreting in Multilingual, Multicultural Contexts

Co-Editor: Jeffrey E. Davis

International authorities contribute their research and findings to this book, probing the complex nature of interpreted interaction involving Deaf and hearing people of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. They also analyze the contextualized interpreting practices and considerations that transpire from this diversity.

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Hand Talk: Sign Language among American Indian Nations

Author: Jeffrey E. Davis

American Indian nations of the Great Plains and cultural groups bordering this geographic area spoke so many different languages that verbal communication between them was difficult. As extensive trade networks developed and political alliances became necessary, an elegant language of the hands developed that cut across spoken language barriers.

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Jeffrey Davis

Recognizing Jeffrey Davis for winning NSF support to organize the first Plains Indian sign language workshop to be held in 80 years.

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Hand Talk

Linguist Jeffrey Davis rescues a uniquely American language from the vaults of history.