Sign Language Brokering in Deaf-Hearing Families

Authors: Napier, Jemina

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  • Reports findings from a mixed-methods study that investigates language brokering in families where deaf parents use a signed language as their preferred language
  • Explores sign language brokering in deaf communities from a linguistic perspective
  • Provides an overview of language, culture, intercultural communication and interpreting
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This book details a study of sign language brokering that is carried out by deaf and hearing people who grow up using sign language at home with deaf parents, known as heritage signers. Child language brokering (CLB) is a form of interpreting carried out informally by children, typically for migrant families. The study of sign language brokering has been largely absent from the emerging body of CLB literature. The book gives an overview of the international, multi-stage, mixed-method study employing an online survey, semi-structured interviews and visual methods, to explore the lived experiences of deaf parents and heritage signers. It will be of interest to practitioners and academics working with signing deaf communities and those who wish to pursue professional practice with deaf communities, as well as academics and students in the fields of Applied Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, Interpreting Studies and the Social Science of Childhood.


About the authors

Jemina Napier is Chair of Intercultural Communication at Heriot-Watt University, UK, and is currently the Director of the Centre for Translation & Interpreting Studies in Scotland and Director of Research in the School of Social Sciences. Jemina is a heritage signer from a multigenerational deaf family and has practised as a sign language interpreter since 1989.

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“The first book to draw an all-round picture of Child Sign Language Brokering, with a mixed-method approach spanning from hard data to discussing shame and caring, never losing sight of scientific rigour yet extremely easy and pleasurable to read. Sharing her lifelong research, Professor Napier broadens the horizon of both Interpreting and Child Language Brokering Studies.” (Ira Torresi, Associate Professor, University of Bologna, Italy) 

“This book brings new and important perspectives on language brokering practices in deaf communities, going beyond moral judgements to look at actual languaging practices by deaf and hearing people in family settings. It should be required reading for professionals who work with deaf people and their families.” (Joseph J. Murray, Professor, Gallaudet University, USA) 

“In this compelling, groundbreaking study informed by her own lived experience, Professor Napier presents authentic, authoritative accounts of Sign Language Brokering, giving voice to all of us with experience of this historically taboo phenomenon. Key recommendations are made for educators, health professionals and the sign language interpreting profession alike. This is a welcome, timely contribution to an emerging area of study.” (Adrian Bailey, President, CODA International)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-67140-2
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sign Language Brokering in Deaf-Hearing Families
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67140-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67140-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67139-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 338
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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