Sign Language Studies

Sign Language Studies is a magazine focusing on Humanities

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 2, Winter

Chasing the Mythical Ten Percent: Parental Hearing Status of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in the United States
DEAF CHILDREN born to deaf parents are likely to grow up in a social, cultural, and linguistic milieu different from that in which children of hearing parents grow up (e.g., Erting 1994; Morford and Mayberry 2000; Padden and Humphries 1988; Schein 1989;...
Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities
Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities, ed. Sharon L. Snyder, Brenda Jo Brueggemann, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (New York: Modern Language Association, 2002. xiii + 386 pp. $22 paper, $40 cloth)ASSUMPTIONS CAN BE more disabling than disabilities....
Discourse Genre and Linguistic Mode: Interpreter Influences in Visual and Tactile Interpreted Interaction
THIS ARTICLE EXAMINES the influences of visual and tactile ASL-English interpreters on interaction. Examination of interactive signed language discourse is a complex undertaking. When an interpreter facilitates the interaction, the challenge of examining...
Educational Reform Meets Deaf Education at a National Conference
ON NOVEMBER 15 TO 16, 2002, the Gallaudet Research Institute (GRI) sponsored the national conference "High Stakes Testing: Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Being Left Behind?" held at the Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center. Three hundred...
Iconicity and Productivity in Sign Language Discourse: An Analysis of Three LIS Discourse Registers
IN THIS ARTICLE I focus on the linguistic features of three Italian Sign Language (Lingua Italiana dei Segni; LIS) registers to show to what extent iconic features of signs are relevant to the level of signed language discourse. This work is intended...
Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II/Gaillard in Deaf America: A Portrait of the Deaf Community, 1917
Deaf Culture PrevailsSigns of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II by Susan Burch (New York and London: New York University Press, 2002. 240 pp., cloth $38.00)Gaillard in Deaf America: A Portrait of the Deaf Community, 1917...
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