Remembering a black substitute teacher who taught us about Black English Vernacular
I don’t remember the scholar’s name, but she was a black woman who substitute taught at our school (the Mabel E. O’Farrell School of Creative and Performing Arts in Southeast San Diego, which was a black neighborhood) one day in AP English in 1985. Although her last name escapes me, I remember when she introduced…
ASL students’ errors replacing F handshape with D, G, & O
Would like to hear from people who read my thesis
In the four years since my master’s thesis was published by Western Oregon University on Digital Commons, it has been downloaded 2,036 times. Oddly, though, I have not heard from readers or seen it cited. What strange times we live in! If you read my thesis, please email email@example.com or leave a comment to let me know how you used…
Discovered blog by Deaf ASL teacher & interpreter trainer
Today, via DeafRead, I discovered the blog of a like-minded ASL linguist and educator. The blog is called “[My Opinion Here].” Check it out!
Of course there are dialects of ASL. Why wouldn’t there be?
Someone on Google+ today asked me what I thought of the article All Things Linguistic — Dialects of Sign Language: Black ASL. I responded with the following comment, which I felt should be shared here: Yes, I’m familiar with this. The segregation of black Deaf children in black Deaf schools, and the segregation of black and…