The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure
by Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, Robert J. Bayley, Joseph Hill, Roxanne Dummet-King, Pamela Baldwin, Randall Hogue
People who first encounter sign language often ask if deaf people around the world sign the same language. Frequently, they are surprised to learn that there are different sign languages in different nations worldwide, as well as variations of these languages. These variations depend on social factors such as region, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and race. One variati...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by Gallaudet University Press
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A truly groundbreaking work in American linguistics and Deaf African American history. Too rich and thought-provoking to review just yet. One of the best scholarly works I've ever read. And watched. The DVD of cross-generational Black ASL signers is essential, peerless.