Emmet Kennedy's Abbé Sicard's Deaf Education: Empowering the Mute, 1785-1820 PDF

By Emmet Kennedy

Abbé Sicard was once a French innovative priest and an innovator of French and American signal language. He enjoyed a meteoric upward push from Toulouse and Bordeaux to Paris and, regardless of his non-conformist traits, he escaped the guillotine. actually, the revolutionaries said his place and through the fear of 1794, they made him the director of the 1st college for the deaf. Later, he grew to become a member of the 1st Ecole Normale, the nationwide Institute, and the Académie Française. he's famous this present day as having constructed Enlightenment theories of pantomime, "signing,' and a sort of "universal language" that later unfold to Russia, Spain, and the United States. this is often the 1st book-length biography of Sicard released in any language because 1873, regardless of Sicard’s foreign renown. This considerate, attractive paintings explores French and American signal language and deaf reports set opposed to the backdrop of the French Revolution and Napoleon.

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