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Black American Sign Language is distinct from its mainstream counterpart, study shows

Posted by 4starshost.com on September 18, 2012

Carolyn McCaskill, is a deaf, African-American woman who has made it her profession to study deaf culture. A professor at Gallaudet University, the famous institution for deaf and hard of hearing students, McCaskill has been ensconced in such learning communities from a young age. But when she entered a racially integrated school for the first time at 15, she was shocked to learn that she could not understand the signs of her fellow students and teachers — because they were white.

 

 

Read more: http://thegrio.com/2012/09/18/black-american-sign-language-is-distinct-from-its-mainstream-counterpart-study-shows/

 

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