What the Hands Reveal about the Brain
256 pp., 6 x 9 in,
- Published: May 15, 1987
- Published: March 14, 1990
What the Hands Reveal About the Brain provides dramatic evidence that language is not limited to hearing and speech, that there are primary linguistic systems passed down from one generation of deaf people to the next, which have been forged into antonomous languages and are not derived front spoken languages.
No previous study has so carefully selected subjects, so thoroughly documented the site and extent of their brain lesions, or so extensively examined their language functioning. The authors pose important and fascinating questions and pursue the answers in a manner that indicates a deep knowledge of language.