American Sign Language as a foreign language

Autor/a: WILCOX, Sherman; PEYTON, Joy
Año: 1999
Editorial: 1999
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




In recent years, a number of states have passed legislation recognizing American Sign Language (ASL) as a foreign language and permitting high schools and universities to accept it in fulfillment of foreign language requirements for hearing as well as deaf students. As of july 1997, 28 states had passed such legislation, and several community colleges and universitues accept ASL as a foreign language for academic or elective credit. As schools have decided to grant foreign language credit for ASL, they have had to address a number of questions, some of which are discussed below.