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Reading Between the Signs [2nd Ed.]

Reading Between the Signs [2nd Ed.]

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Published by: william_webb on Jul 17, 2012
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Praise for
Reading Between the Signs 
and Anna Mindess
Anna Mindess has done it again. Her updates to
Reading Between the Signs 
confront the challenges that cultural differences bring to interpretingbetween (Deaf) signers and (hearing) speakers, whether in face-to-faceencounters or via video and computer. She proposes solutions, but don’texpect simple rules: she and her acknowledged Deafresources demandthat interpreters use context, exercise judgment, and continue learning...ahighly readable volume that will stay with you.”
 —Nancy Frishberg, Ph.D., Author of 
Interpreting: An Introduction 
Reading Between the Signs 
is the first text to identify, analyze and give prac-titioners some clues for successful communication across world views andthe challenge ofinterpreting ‘equivalent’ meaning across the chasm ofdif-ferences out ofwhich individual meaning is created. This is a must-readfor every interpreter or other professional attempting to communicatebetween the visual reality ofdeafindividuals and the auditory reality ohearing individuals. Bravo! The book is outstanding—well written, infor-mative,and desperately needed in our field!”
 —Jan Humphrey, Ed.D., Certified Interpreter, Interpreter Educatorand Author of 
So You Want to Be an Interpreter 
“Adds a necessary dimension to understanding what sign language inter-pretation really entails—not the exchange ofwords for signs and viceversa but the translation ofone view oflife and all its meanings intoanother equally valid yet different view.”
 —William C. Stokoe, former Professor Emeritus, Gallaudet University
A dazzling application ofthe tools ofintercultural communication toilluminating Deafand hearing cultures and their differences . . . This is abook for everyone interested in Deafculture.”
 —Harlan Lane, Author of 
When the Mind Hears 
The Mask ofBenevolence 
A must-read! An enlightening book,
Reading Between the Signs 
is a definingdocument in the literature ofDeafculture.”
 —Eileen Forestal, Professor, ASL Studies and Interpreting Training,Union County College

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