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Windy Gap Road

Windy Gap Road <p>Abstract:</p><p>This photo essay explores deafness, sound, language, and land through the author&apos;s personal story of five generations of deafness in her family. Due to their geographic isolation in the mountains of western North Carolina in the 1800s, her family members developed their own sign language to communicate between hearing and Deaf family members. The piece follows the evolution of language and changes on the land over several generations.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Windy Gap Road

Southern Cultures , Volume 27 (4) – Mar 17, 2022

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © Center for the Study of the American South
ISSN
1534-1488

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>This photo essay explores deafness, sound, language, and land through the author&apos;s personal story of five generations of deafness in her family. Due to their geographic isolation in the mountains of western North Carolina in the 1800s, her family members developed their own sign language to communicate between hearing and Deaf family members. The piece follows the evolution of language and changes on the land over several generations.</p>

Journal

Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 17, 2022

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