“So, why do you sign?” Deaf and Hearing New Signers, Their Motivation, and Revitalisation Policies for Sign Languages

Autor/a: DE MEULDER, Maartje
Año: 2018
Editorial: Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2018
Tipo de código: ISBN
Soporte: Papel


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Lingüística, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


The Flipside, a website which playfully addresses life as a deaf person generally, and in the US, specifically, in September 2007 publishes a video. We see a deaf person spotting someone signing on the street and approaching the person by asking "are you deaf?" The presenter then intervenes, saying "we must do something" about this "are you deaf?" question, and "need to come up with a different approach". Indeed, he says, this person could as well be any hearing person who knows ASL.

En: Wei, Li (ed.), Applied Linguistics Review.