Let’s return ASL to deaf ownership

Autor/a: LEVESQUE, Jack
Año: 2001
Editorial: New York: New York University Press, 2001
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


The sharp increase in prestige among hearing people that ASL has enjoyed over the past thirty years should have been a good thing for the Deaf community. Somehow, however, ASL's popularity has come at the cost of demotion to some kind of craft or hobby, like quilting or aerobics, taught by volunteer enthusiasts in church basements, not professors in university departments of modern languages. The only credentialing body for ASL teachers has no enforcement authority.

En: L. Bragg (Ed.), Deaf-World: A historical reader and primary sourcebook (pp. 116–117).