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

By Emmet Kennedy

Abbé Sicard used to be a French innovative priest and an innovator of French and American signal language. He enjoyed a meteoric upward thrust from Toulouse and Bordeaux to Paris and, regardless of his non-conformist developments, he escaped the guillotine. in reality, 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 well-known at the present time as having constructed Enlightenment theories of pantomime, "signing,' and a sort of "universal language" that later unfold to Russia, Spain, and the USA. this can be the 1st book-length biography of Sicard released in any language considering the fact that 1873, regardless of Sicard’s foreign renown. This considerate, attractive paintings explores French and American signal language and deaf reviews set opposed to the backdrop of the French Revolution and Napoleon.

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