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Seeing Voices
Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf | Oliver W. Sacks
A neurologist investigates the world of the deaf, examining their past and present treatment at the hands of society, and assesses the value and significance of sign language.
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Come-read-with-me
Seeing Voices | Oliver Sacks
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Pickpick

Just finished this simply brilliant examination of Deaf Culture and the evolution of the beautiful language is sign. Sacks is an astounding ethnographer of the world of medical science and he doesn‘t disappoint in this book. #TIL That the linguistic use of the face in signers has a different neural basis than that of people who use verbal language. #NFNov.

Megabooks Cool! 1mo
Come-read-with-me @Megabooks I know! That was my reaction. But when you watch someone sign they have such a range of facial expressions it makes sense! 1mo
rsteve388 9 pts 1mo
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ManyWordsLater
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Oliver Sacks talks (on page 152) about how the deaf students at Gallaudet during the revolt of 1988 used technology. This note only aggravated my general sense that this book was dated and even somewhat irrelevant today. If only someone could manage a second edition, 30 years later.

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josie281
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Reading for my new class which starts tomorrow. Only about 30 pgs in and interesting so far!

Michelle_mck I adore Oliver Sacks 2y
Lcsmcat I loved his Musicophilia! 2y
JoeStalksBeck Love him 2y
josie281 I‘m glad to see some fans on here! When I pulled it from database it is only at 60%. 2y
sisilia I'm a big fan! 😍 2y
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rabbitprincess
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I found Part 1 very interesting, Part 2 less so. I didn't get around to reading Part 3. Nevertheless, I have added a couple of books about deafness to my TBR thanks to this book, so I am glad to have picked it up.

ManyWordsLater What books did you add? There are so many that sound interesting mentioned! 2y
rabbitprincess @ManyWordsLater I'd have to go digging through my TBR, but I think one of them was 2y
ManyWordsLater That one sounds really interesting! 2y
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rabbitprincess
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A literal illustration of the expression "from soup to nuts" ?

MrBook 😆🙌🏻 3y
Leniverse That's an expression? What does it mean? 3y
rabbitprincess @Leniverse It's an American expression meaning the whole thing, from beginning to end, or everything. 3y
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Leniverse Ah, thank you! Like a meal with a lot of courses. Soup as the starter. Nuts though... From soup to cheese would make more sense to me. 😂 3y
Bookgirl @Leniverse although very familiar with the expression, I've never understood it either. Soup to dessert, or soup to coffee, or soup to White Russian....now we're talking! 3y
Leniverse @Bookgirl Yes, that's more like it! 😂 3y
rabbitprincess @Leniverse @Bookgirl Yes I too would prefer cheese, or maybe a chocolate dessert (with or without nuts) 😉 3y
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jdtchicago

We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought.

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GuiltyFeat
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For my #nonfictionlove spot I want to give a shout out to one of the masters, the late Dr. Oliver Sacks.

At least once a month I find myself referring back to one of his anecdotes which humanized people even as he diagnosed and treated them.

#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

ValerieAndBooks ???? I'm glad you tagged "Seeing Voices". Sacks did a good job discussing Deaf culture, considering that he had no background in it or ASL skills beforehand. 3y
GuiltyFeat @ValerieAndBooks It's probably my favourite of his books. I must have read it 20 years ago and many of the anecdotes have stayed with me. 3y
Bakingbookworm I remember reading Seeing Voices when I was studying to be an ASL/English Interpreter. I still have my copy. I should add it to my TBR list because I don't remember much about it. 3y
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shawnmooney 💙💜💚❤️ 3y
Centique I have so much love for Mr Sacks. Going to add a couple of these to my list! 3y
KimHM ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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