Tag: Deaf

  • MATA Deaf Expo in Phoenix

    Came here to support my ASL 101 students who I assigned to go to this Deaf event, meet and sign with some Deaf people, and write about it. I introduced some of them around a bit. God bless the Deaf people who took the time to sign slowly with them!

  • I’m watching the Community Forum – Conversations Today Shaping Our Tomorrow

    I’m not at RID 2013 in person, but I’m watching the Community Forum – Conversations Today Shaping Our Tomorrow live streaming at http://rid.org/content/index.cfm/AID/266. I’m live tweeting with others who are there and watching it streaming as well. Watching Community Forum – Conversations Today Shaping Our Tomorrow #RID2013 http://t.co/aSjidLFgs7 — Daniel Greene (@danielgreene) August 10, 2013 #RID2013 […]

  • Milestone: 250 downloads of my thesis on vague language so far

    Milestone: 250 downloads of my thesis on vague language so far

    Digital Commons tells me my thesis on vague language has been downloaded 250 times as of today. That’s a far cry from the handful of people who read a thesis that’s bound and shelved! You can read the abstract and get the PDF at no cost: Keeping it vague: A study of vague language in an […]

  • ASL is not a vague language

    Nor is any language “a vague language.” Rather, every language has vague language, just as every language has specific language. Vagueness is a natural phenomenon; not everything in life is certain, specific, accurate, or clear. Since things are sometimes vague, people must be able to use language to express this vagueness. ASL has ways of expressing […]

  • Deaf Heart, confidentiality, vagueness, and transparency

    There is currently a discourse within the American Deaf community about the resignation of two Deaf members of the board of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). The members who resigned, Lewis Merkin and Naomi Sheneman, say that the confidentiality agreements they signed when they joined the board prevent them from discussing in detail […]