Sign Language: Communities and Cultures

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LADD, Paddy

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Paddy Ladd is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Research in the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of Bristol. He is one of the few Deaf academics working within Deaf Studies outside of North America. Prior to his arrival in the field he was known as a longtime Deaf pioneer, with a wide-ranging career spanning social work, education, television and video production, sign language artforms, and an administrator of several Deaf organisations. This work included founding or co-founding several organisations, such as the National Union of the Deaf, the London Deaf Video Project, the Federation of Deaf People and Deafzone. He has received three Lifetime Services awards. He was awarded the Powrie V. Doctor Chair in Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University in 1992, the first Deaf person outside North America to hold the chair. Having turned to academic work his groundbreaking doctoral work on Deaf culture and the development of the Deafhood concept resulted in the recent publication of Understanding Deaf Culture – In Search of Deafhood in 2003. He continues to publish and give keynote presentations around the world at conferences spanning a range of professions and interests.

En: Brown, K. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 11, pp. 296-330. 

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2006

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