Sign Language Studies

Sign Language Studies is a magazine focusing on Humanities

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 4, Summer

APPRECIATION: David A. Stewart 1954-2004
Remarks by Glenn Anderson at the October 2004 Meeting of the Gallaudet Board of TrusteesWe are beginning our meeting without David Stewart here with us. In May he was present, and now he's not sitting here at the table with us. He was here for only a...
Deaf Parents' Perspectives on Deaf Education
THERE IS A NEED for the field of deaf education to hear from Deaf people.1 It appears that the field has not taken advantage of the cultural knowledge and experience of Deaf people or Deaf parents and asked them for their advice. In her 1982 dissertation...
From Pity to Pride: Growing Up Deaf in the Old South
From Pity to Pride: Growing Up Deaf in the Old South by Hanna Joyner (Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2004, 210 pp. Hardcover, $49.95. ISBN 1-563682-70-2)AFTER EDWARD PYE CHAMBERLAYNE was struck and killed by a train in 1877, his mother...
Grammar, Gesture, and Meaning in American Sign Language
Grammar, Gesture, and Meaning in American Sign Language by Scott K. Liddell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 398 pp. Hardcover, $85.00, paperback, $34.99. ISBN 0-521816-20-3 [hardcover]. ISBN 0521016509 [paperback]).WHEN LINGUISTS BEGAN...
IN MEMORIAM: Mary Brennan, 1944-2005
MARY BRENNAN LOVED THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE and had a rare gift of sharing this with her students throughout an unusually varied and fruitful career. A talented academic lecturer, her well-modulated eloquence developed easily from the warm Tyneside Irish...
Teaching ASL in the University: One Teacher's Journey
AS A COLLEGE PROFESSOR in one of the country's few four-year ASL interpreter-training programs, I started my career with the wide-eyed optimism of a rookie who banks on enthusiasm rather than experience. I arrived at the university armed with the methodology...
The Verbal System of Catalan Sign Language (LSC)
With gestures they could have begun language-not "protolanguage"-but the real thing. . . . Although some may still believe that language has never been other than spoken and heard, the fact remains that the configuration and movement of the hands and...
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