Signs and Voices addresses the effects of a range of modern scientific and social developments - such as cochlear implants, genetic engineering, and educational mainstreaming - on deaf culture. The book is split into three sections, the first focusing on culture and identity, the second on language and literacy, and the third on American Sign Language in the arts. An excellent DVD supplements the text, providing footage of ASL performances of some of the poetry and dramatic works discussed in the arts section of the book.
Kristin A. Lindgren is a visiting assistant professor and director of the Writing Center at Haverford College. Doreen DeLuca is a RID-certified interpreter who works in the Philadelphia and Washington, DC, areas. Donna Jo Napoli is professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College.