Book "I SEE A VOICE" by Jonathan Ree
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May 22, 2007
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"I SEE A VOICE"
"Deafness, Language and the Senses-A Philosophical History"
Author : Jonathan Ree
Originally published in the UK by Harper Collins Publishers in 1999
* Hardcover: 416 pages
* Publisher: Metropolitan Books (November 2, 1999)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0805062548
* ISBN-13: 978-0805062540
* Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.6 x 1.4 inches
* Amazon.com Sales Rank: #990,607 in Books (See Bestsellers in
* Paperback: 416 pages
* Publisher: Owl Books (November 1, 2000)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0805062556
* ISBN-13: 978-0805062557
* Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
* Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
* Amazon.com Sales Rank: #880,256 in Books (See Bestsellers in
I purchased the hardback book on Amazon.com for only $10.00 USD.
Go to http://www.amazon.com
and search for the title...
Hope you get the book!
On May 22, 2007, at 6:34 AM, Gagnon et Thibeault wrote:
> Hello Shane, Val and everyone,
> I would like to obtain the book. If you know anything about it,
> could you please tell me :
> Title : I see a voice
> Author : Jonathan Ree
> Name of publisher/ edition (company) : ??
> Date published : 1999
> ISBN number : ??
> Best regards,
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Valerie Sutton"
> <signwriting at MAC.COM>
> To: <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>
> Cc: "Shane Gilchrist O hEorpa" <shane.gilchrist.oheorpa at gmail.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 8:13 PM
> Subject: [sw-l] Book "I SEE A VOICE" by Jonathan Ree
>> SignWriting List
>> May 20, 2007
>> Book "I SEE A VOICE" by Jonathan Ree
>> I want to thank Shane Gilchrist from Belfast, who recommended that
>> I read the book "I SEE A VOICE" by Jonathan Ree, published in
>> 1999....so I purchased it through Amazon.com. It is a hard-backed
>> book that is really excellent, describing in general, the history
>> of deafness, speech teaching and sign languages, mostly in
>> European countries and the western world in general, for the past
>> couple of centuries...I have not read all of it yet...it is a
>> thick book...but I have skimmed some of it....
>> The author touches upon many subjects, including Bell's Visible
>> Speech and Bebian's writing of signed languages. I particularly
>> enjoyed the chapter called "Writing Signs", pages 293-308. No
>> mention of SignWriting or other systems that were developed in
>> the last half of the 1900's however...;-)
>> He did give particular focus to Roch-Amboise-Auguste Bébian, whom
>> I personally have always admired, bearing so many frustrations
>> while working as a teacher and writer with Deaf people in France
>> in the early 1800s...Bebian fought against oralism and felt that
>> signed languages deserved to be written...
>> Roch-Amboise-Auguste Bébian
>> Ree started with discussing the writing of dance and gesture,
>> including the Feuillet system from France, which was a dance
>> notation system...and the Austin system, which is similar to an
>> Israeli movement notation system called the Eshkol-Wachmann
>> System...I was fortunate enough to meet Noa Eshkol in Israel in
>> 1984....but there was no mention of the hundreds of other dance
>> notation systems of course...impossible to mention everything
>> that is for sure...
>> He discussed the oralists and how they looked down on the idea of
>> writing signs, pointing out that it probably was not possible to
>> succeed with writing signs anyway...smile...
>> I hope that our modern work with SignWriting will finally bring a
>> real writing system to daily use...let us pray...we just have to
>> keep working hard everyday ;-)))
>> I hope Bebian is watching and smiling...many thanks to him and
>> all those who came before us...
>> And many thanks for suggesting this very fine book, Shane!
>> Val ;-)
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