The author recounts her successful efforts to teach Ildefonso, a deaf twenty-seven-year-old Mexican man, to read and communicate, and raises questions about teaching methods and what it means to be human
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"At the level of sheer pleasure in reading, A Man without Words is as gripping as a novel, eliciting great sympathy for both protagonist and author. . . . The question that drives it—what is it like to be without language?—should be of interest to any reflective person, and it is one of the great scientific questions of all time."—Steven Pinker, author of The Language InstinctAbout the Author:
Susan Schaller is a teacher of American Sign Language affiliated with the World Federation of the Deaf and the founder of In the Name of Deaf Adults (NaDA).
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Book Description Summit Books, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671703102