Unsettling Languages, Unruly Bodyminds: Imaging a Crip Linguistics

Autor/a: HENNER, Jonathan; ROBINSON, Octavian
Año: 2021
Editorial: PsyArXiv, nº 8 (2021)
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


People use languages in different ways. Some people use language to help find other people like them. Many people use language in specific ways because of how their body and mind work. Sometimes a person’s environment and material conditions forces them to use language in a certain way. However, when someone languages outside of what people think is normal, others can think that they are bad with language or are not as smart or are broken. We are trying to point out that no one is actually ‘bad with language.’ Our goal with this paper is to help people understand that no language is bad. It is okay to want to change your own language use if it will make you feel better. But no one should make you feel bad about your language. We need a bigger and more flexible understanding of what language is and what it communicates about a bodymind’s capacity.