The Writing Center
THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Groce, N. E., and Whiting, J. (1985). Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha's Vineyard. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. [APA Citation Style]
Groce, Nora Ellen, and John W.M. Whiting. Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha's Vineyard. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985. [MLA Citation Style]
This social history of an American linguistic community is of interest to anyone interested in issues related to deafness. From the early seventeenth century until the early twentieth century, the island community of Martha's Vineyard included a substantial proportion of deaf members, who participated fully in every aspect of community life. The deaf and hearing Islanders together generated and maintained an early variety of American Sign Language that was a common and everyday idiom of expression. In contrast to the American mainland, deafness in this community was not perceived as a disability and the use of sign language was not stigmatized or deemed inferior to the use of spoken language.
Tannen, D. (September-October 1995). The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why. The Harvard Business Review, pp. 138-148. [APA Citation Style]
Tannen, Deborah. "The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why." The Harvard Business Review Sept-Oct 1995: 138-148. [MLA Citation Style]
According to Tannen, communication between men and women in the workplace can be likened to cross-cultural communication. The use of language is learned social behavior; divergent formative cultural and social experiences of men and women lead them to use linguistic and communicative styles with differing expectations, rituals and social objectives. In the workplace, this can affect or interfere with processes of giving feedback, criticizing and negotiating.