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2012-09-18 01:53:37 PM  
3 votes:
For once, the img1.fark.net tag was used correctly.

Thanks, submitter.
2012-09-18 02:42:29 PM  
2 votes:
Great headline subby and interesting, but short, article to boot.
2012-09-18 02:38:42 PM  
2 votes:
It was 1968, she was 15 years old, and she and nine other deaf black students had just enrolled in an integrated school for the deaf in Talledega, Ala.

When the teacher got up to address the class, McCaskill was lost...

"I was dumbfounded," McCaskill recalls through an interpreter. "I was like, 'What in the world is going on?'"

The teacher's quicksilver hand movements looked little like the sign language McCaskill had grown up using at home with her two deaf siblings and had practiced at the Alabama School for the Negro Deaf and Blind, just a few miles away.


www.myfacewhen.net

"Curricula may differ between schools in segregated educational systems"
2012-09-18 02:37:25 PM  
2 votes:
Very rare sign language trifecta in play.
2012-09-18 12:53:23 PM  
2 votes:
Weird. I was taught Nebraska sign. That being, I was taught by deaf people from Nebraska.
The signs I know resemble what the article describes as "black sign".
I've always thought the sign across the country had dialects, just like speech.
Hmm...
2012-09-18 08:41:29 PM  
1 vote:
The deaf community on Martha's Vineyard.

There was a deaf population in all five towns on the island, but Chilmark had the highest concentration. For instance, in the Squibnocket area of Chilmark as much as a quarter of the population was deaf.

The Chilmark Deaf Community is famous in Deaf Culture because both deaf and hearing people knew and used sign language everyday.
2012-09-18 08:35:41 PM  
1 vote:

Misch: Earpj: I've always thought the sign across the country had dialects, just like speech.

There are... I know there's a Quebecois Sign Language, and a Martha's Vineyard Sign Language, and there's certainly regional variations beyond those.


The deaf history of Martha's Vineyard is pretty fascinating. At one point there was such a large population of deaf residents on the Vineyard, eespecially in Chilmark, everyone, hearing and deaf, learned and used sign language from birth.

Link
2012-09-18 08:25:16 PM  
1 vote:

SuperT: I kind of want to learn ASL. I'm not deaf, I have no deaf family, but I think it would be a good experience.

difficulty, I'm almost 30(8 days), I work full time, and I don't have much spare money. Anyone got any advice?

/eip


Look at local community colleges and adult ed programs. They often have non credit courses pretty cheap. I know there are several ASL classes near me for less that $100. I also wish to learn; I just have to find the time.
2012-09-18 03:05:25 PM  
1 vote:

SuperT: I kind of want to learn ASL. I'm not deaf, I have no deaf family, but I think it would be a good experience.

difficulty, I'm almost 30(8 days), I work full time, and I don't have much spare money. Anyone got any advice?

/eip


Many community colleges offer ASL as part of their foreign language curricula
2012-09-18 02:55:20 PM  
1 vote:
Very interesting article.
If black ASL is more like how Gallaudet taught it,
without the intentionally ingrained anti-deaf/anti-mute
inferiority complexes of 'oralism' inflicted upon white students,
then why is black ASL considered lesser?
2012-09-18 02:54:15 PM  
1 vote:
chopping motion joke not wasted
2012-09-18 02:53:18 PM  
1 vote:

DjangoStonereaver: White people sign like THIS.

Black people sign like THAT DAT.


fixed
2012-09-18 02:51:05 PM  
1 vote:

vegasj: sign?

what is it?


A language system built using hand position, motion, and shape to transmit concepts visually.

/but that's not important right now
2012-09-18 02:50:18 PM  
1 vote:
Interestingly, if you repeat the sign for "shiat" over and over rapidly, it means "diarrhea".

/not kidding.
/your bit of trivia for the day
2012-09-18 02:46:34 PM  
1 vote:
Something we can all agree on!

flipthatbird.com
2012-09-18 02:39:40 PM  
1 vote:
Is "ask" a chopping like motion?
2012-09-18 02:30:57 PM  
1 vote:
I kind of want to learn ASL. I'm not deaf, I have no deaf family, but I think it would be a good experience.

difficulty, I'm almost 30(8 days), I work full time, and I don't have much spare money. Anyone got any advice?

/eip
 
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