Deaf-Queer Signing in Process: A Qualitative Sociolinguistic Study of "Queering Deafhood", "Deafing Queerhood", and "Queer Sign Language Style"

Autor/a: SCHMITZ, Jona
Año: 2021
Editorial: Sign Language Studies, Vol. 22, nº 1 (2021) pp. 42-74
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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


The article poses questions about which (meta)linguistic discourses and processes take place among Deaf queers in Berlin, Germany: Which topics and reflection processes they deal with?; Which expressions, self-designations, and foreign appellations in sign language do Deaf queers consider as acceptable or as discriminatory?; How can the Deaf-queer community be described from a sociolinguistic perspective? And, derived from this: What interpreting-relevant implications arise from this? Answers to these questions were obtained from the expert opinions of Deaf queers in focus group interviews and are documented in the master's thesis "Properties of Queer DGS—Implications for Interpreting. Qualitative Study of a Queer Sign Language Variation from a Sociolinguistic Perspective"; parts of it published for the first time in German in DAS ZEICHEN 115/2020.