Journal Article

A Feast for the Eyes: ASL Literacy and ASL Literature

Karen Christie and Dorothy M. Wilkins

in The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Volume 2, issue 1, pages 57-59
Published in print January 1997 | ISSN: 1081-4159
Published online January 1997 | e-ISSN: 1465-7325 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.deafed.a014310
A Feast for the Eyes: ASL Literacy and ASL Literature

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Education
  • Linguistics
  • Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

All languages and cultures have literatures through which they pass down stories and transmit the experience and values of a group of people. In the late 1960s, linguistic analysis of American Sign Language (ASL) documented that the language of Deaf Americans was bona fide. By the 1980s, cultural descriptions of the DEAF-WORLD1 began to appear in publications. In more recent times, the literature of ASL has been recognized and celebrated. Perhaps one of the more formal celebrations of ASL literature has been the 1991 and 1996 National American Sign Language Literature Conferences at Rochester, New York.

Journal Article.  0 words. 

Subjects: Education ; Linguistics ; Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.