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Lane, Harlan 1936-

Works: 118 works in 394 publications in 6 languages and 11,040 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Festschriften  Juvenile works  Fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Interviews  Laboratory manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Research team head
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Harlan Lane
When the mind hears : a history of the deaf by Harlan Lane( Book )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Mind Hears, the first comprehensive history of the deaf, is also a powerful and compassionate study of the anatomy of prejudice and the motives and means of oppression. It is a narrative, told largely from the vantage point of Laurent Clerc, the deaf Frenchman who was an intellectual leader of the deaf community in France and then in America. Ultimately, the story of the deaf is a tragic one, as educators throughout history have sought to abolish sign language from the education of the deaf. The debate, involving such issues as minority rights, integration (or "mainstreaming"), and bilingual education, rages anew today. Scrupulously documented but never dispassionate, When the Mind Hears vividly conveys the anger and frustration of all those who, deprived of their language, are deprived of their rightful heritage."--Provided by publisher
The Wild Boy of Aveyron by Harlan Lane( Book )

49 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full account of Dr. Jean-Marc Itard's work, in the early 1800s, with Victor, who had lived wild for twelve years, and of the resulting educational, psychological, anthropological, and philosophical controversies and changes
The mask of benevolence : disabling the deaf community by Harlan Lane( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the pioneering history of the deaf When the Mind Hears now continues his advocacy for the deaf community with a hard-hitting, provocative new book. The Mask of Benevolence is at once a deeply moving celebration of the unique manual language and culture of the modern deaf community, a scathing indictment of the heedlessness and hypocrisies of many of its hearing "benefactors," and an expose of the ways in which the "experts" in the scientific, medical, and educational establishments who purport to serve the deaf actually do them grievous harm. With great eloquence Lane argues that the relationship between the deaf community and those who claim to help them resembles that between colonized and colonizer, resulting in the suppression of the oppressed group's language and culture--in the dehumanization of the oppressed to the profit of the oppressor. He shows, for example, how the "medicalization" of cultural deafness does more for medical professionals and the manufacturers of prosthetic devices (hearing aids, "bionic ears," etc.) than for deaf children; how the "mainstreaming" of deaf children in hearing schools actually obstructs their education--aiding not the students but the interests of various medical and rehabilitation specialists by putting a premium on their services. Impeccably documented, The Mask of Benevolence offers an impassioned and highly compelling case in support of embracing deaf language and culture, bilingual education, and the blessings of cultural diversity
A journey into the deaf-world by Harlan Lane( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers the authors' insights into the existence and makeup of the deaf world, the community whose natural language, American Sign Language in the United States, is manual and visual. Bringing the latest social and cultural findings and theories into focus, the authors attempt to explain what deaf culture is, including discussions about the benefits of signed language and deaf culture for deaf children and hearing people; how deaf children are now educated and how they could be; how deaf people integrate into the larger society; the nature of American Sign Language; how technology helps (and hurts) deaf people; what can be learned from deaf societies in other lands; the future of the deaf world
The signs of language revisited : an anthology to honor Ursula Bellugi and Edward Klima by Harlan Lane( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burgeoning of research on signed language during the last two decades has had a major influence on several disciplines concerned with mind and language, including linguistics, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, child language acquisition, sociolingui
The Deaf experience : classics in language and education( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keuze uit de 18e en 19e eeuwse literatuur
Recent perspectives on American sign language by Harlan Lane( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wild Boy of Burundi : a study of an outcast child by Harlan Lane( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and French and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a boy found, June 1974, living with a troop of "grey enkende monkeys."
Looking back : a reader on the history of deaf communities and their sign languages by Renate Fischer( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of the eye : deaf ethnicity and ancestry by Harlan Lane( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are ethnic groups? Are deaf people who sign American Sign Language (ASL) an ethnic group? In [this book], Deaf studies, history, cultural anthropology, genetics, sociology, and disability studies are brought to bear as the authors compare the values, customs, and social organization of the Deaf World to those in ethnic groups. Arguing against the common representation of ASL signers as a disability group, the authors discuss the many challenges to Deaf ethnicity in this first book-length examination of these issues. Stepping deeper into the debate around ethnicity status, [it] also describes, in a compelling narrative, the story of the founding families of the Deaf World in the US. Tracing ancestry back hundreds of years, the authors reveal that Deaf people's preference to marry other Deaf people led to the creation of Deaf clans, and thus to shared ancestry and the discovery that most ASL signers are born into the Deaf World, and many are kin. In a major contribution to the historical record of Deaf people in the US, [this volume] portrays how Deaf people - and hearing people, too - lived in early America. For those curious about their own ancestry in relation to the Deaf World, the figures and an associated website present pedigrees for over two hundred lineages that extend as many as three hundred years and are unique in genealogy research. The book contains an every-name index to the pedigrees, providing a rich resource for anyone who is interested in Deaf culture."--Publisher description
A deaf artist in early America : the worlds of John Brewster, Jr. by Harlan Lane( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary and untold story of John Brewster Jr., a preeminent Deaf American artist. Until his death 150 years ago, John Brewster Jr. was one of the most prominent portrait painters in America. Born deaf in 1766, his hauntingly beautiful portraits have a directness and intensity of vision that were rarely equaled. Harlan Lane's groundbreaking biography includes little-known and invaluable information on the early French roots of the American Deaf-World, the first school for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut, the integrated Deaf community of Martha's Vineyard, and Contemporary Deaf art. Superbly illustrated with twenty-four pages of color images, A Deaf Artist in Early America provides a rare glimpse of Brewster and his art; it also contextualizes the distinctive culture, language, social institutions, and legacy of the Deaf in America
A laboratory manual for the control and analysis of behavior [by] Harlan Lane [and] Daryl Bem by Harlan Lane( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurent Clerc : the story of his early years by Cathryn Carroll( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized autobiography in which the voice of Laurent Clerc describes his boyhood in France as a deaf student and his development of his own progressive methods to teach the deaf
The world's research in language learning by Harlan Lane( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Make every minute count : more than 700 tips and strategies that will revolutionize how you manage your time by Harlan Lane( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychophysical parameters of vowel perception by Harlan Lane( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research Conference on Social Science Methods and Student Residences by Harlan Lane( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conference was held dealing with research on the significant problems in dormitory life. The objectives were to inform, define, motivate, and evaluate educational opportunities and problems in residence halls experience. It was felt that one of the barriers to the desired research on the part of student personnel officers was a lack of both awareness of the capacity of such research to arrive at meaningful conclusions, and also the feasibility of presently available approaches in experimental design, in measurement, and in evaluation of the outcomes. Working papers, seminars, and task groups agreed that the residence halls recommended themselves methodologically to the social scientists as a scene for social research. (Gd)
Die Maske der Barmherzigkeit : Unterdrückung von Sprache und Kultur der Gehörlosengemeinschaft by Harlan Lane( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acquisition, maintenance, and retention in the differential reinforcement of vocal duration, by Harlan Lane [et al by Harlan Lane( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the mind hears : an interview with Harlan Lane( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth interview with the author of When the mind hears. Some of the topics discussed include information that Harlan gathered doing his research but did not or could not include in the book, personal insights and observations, and implications for the present and future
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The Wild Boy of Aveyron
The Wild Boy of AveyronThe mask of benevolence : disabling the deaf communityA journey into the deaf-worldThe signs of language revisited : an anthology to honor Ursula Bellugi and Edward KlimaThe Deaf experience : classics in language and educationLooking back : a reader on the history of deaf communities and their sign languagesThe people of the eye : deaf ethnicity and ancestryA deaf artist in early America : the worlds of John Brewster, Jr.
Alternative Names
Harlan Lane American academic

Harlan Lane Amerikaans taalkundige

Harlan Lane lingüista estadounidense

Lane, Harlan

Lane, Harlan 1936-

Lane, Harlan 1938-

Lane, Harlan L.

Харлан Лэйн

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English (217)

French (21)

German (11)

Spanish (4)

Japanese (2)

Italian (1)