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A Man Without Words
A Man Without Words
Author: Susan Schaller
For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn't a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty- four- year-old graduate student, encountered h...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671703103
ISBN-10: 0671703102
Publication Date: 1/1991
Pages: 203
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Publisher: Summit Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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More or less from the cover: For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world because he was born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. A twenty-year old graduate student first encountered him in a class for the deaf, where she had mistakenly been sent as an interpreter...Something in his face captured her imagination, adn she became determined to reach him...[She] finally broke through the barrier to teach Ildefonso--first, that language existed, and then, how to use it.


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