How was my book born?
Writing the book I Sign, Therefore I Am has been on my mind since 2002, because I wanted to share my experiences with people of other linguistic and cultural minorities. Their groups are myriad: immigrants, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, Roma, and so on.
This is a highly topical issue in society, as linguistic and cultural minorities are increasingly in the limelight. It would do the majority population good to hear the views and stories of various minorities.
The objective of my book is to draw attention to some of the special characteristics of sign language and deafness that are mostly unknown to the hearing community. I explore these from various perspectives, including scientific research.