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March 2014

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Lifestyle 9 Inter Alia 9 Get Connected 9 Member Advantage 9 Contact Us u asylum for deaf immigrants w detainer policy sponsor: Practice Pointers 9 about us: 9 What's Trending 9 Answering the Call for 'Help': Asylum for Deaf Immigrants T here is a substantial amount of literature in circulation pertaining to deaf culture. According to research conducted by Professor Robert Sparrow, Ph.D., for example, deaf people have their own set of cultural norms. Sparrow, who teaches at the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, noted in the Journal of Political Philosophy, that "Deaf people constitute a minority culture rather than merely a group of people who share a disability." ey possess "their own distinct languages, each with a unique vocabulary and grammar. Deaf people also have a shared set of experience(s), relating to the consequences of deafness in a hearing culture, a shared history and distinct set of institutions." by Hadley Bajramovic next uww 9

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