Language Minority

Some articles on language, language minority, minority:

Models Of Deafness - Cultural Model - Cultural Deafness and The Medical Model
... Deaf children who have deaf parents that communicate in sign language perform better than all other deaf children in academic achievement and acquisition of the majority ... devices such as the cochlear implant, artificial language systems such as Signing Exact English and Cued Speech, and hearing aid technology ... Since sign language stands as the single most valued aspect of deaf culture, it reveals whether an individual belongs to this language minority in the same manner as embracing the Spanish language reveals identity ...
Hearing (person)
... The term hearing or hearing person, from the perspective of mainstream English-language culture, refers to someone whose sense of hearing is at the medical norm ... as a way of differentiating those who do not view the deaf community as a language minority, do not embrace deaf values, history, language, mores, and ... Among language minorities in the United States – for example, groups such as Mexicans, Koreans, Italians, Chinese, or deaf users of sign language – the minority language group itself has a “we ...

Famous quotes containing the words minority and/or language:

    If when a businessman speaks of minority employment, or air pollution, or poverty, he speaks in the language of a certified public accountant analyzing a corporate balance sheet, who is to know that he understands the human problems behind the statistical ones? If the businessman would stop talking like a computer printout or a page from the corporate annual report, other people would stop thinking he had a cash register for a heart. It is as simple as that—but that isn’t simple.
    Louis B. Lundborg (1906–1981)

    Now that Stevenson is dead I can think of but one English- speaking author who is really keeping his self-respect and sticking for perfection. Of course I refer to that mighty master of language and keen student of human actions and motives, Henry James.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)