I can’t hear you! Things changed as soon as the first period bell rang, and I started my day off as a deaf high school student! As I walked the hallways with the most uncomfortable earplugs EVER, but they were a cute lime green! I heard people from all over the hallways calling my name, the feeling of not being able to answer back hurt more than the earplugs ever could! I also had to struggle with not being able to join in on all of the gossip that always takes place in the morning . My friends were absolutely NO help at all instead of trying to help them all made a game of trying to make me talk to them; they also tried to see which one I would talk to first, pathetic. Another thing that I really didn’t think was cool and didn’t appreciate was getting made fun of. I guess I was being ignorant by thinking that I wasn’t going to be made fun of! Like why am I an exception when people do that kind of ignorant behavior ALL the time! Lunch was the worst part of my whole deaf experience not being able to talk to my best friend, was pure torture but I did have a white board thank GOD! In my English class I felt really ignored since everybody got bored of trying to make me talk they just left me alone witch was good in a way, but at the same time I felt really left out! I would have to say some of the benefits of being deaf for the day did not have to hear my teachers ask me to stop talking. And not having to stop in the hallways in between classes, it was also a good
Chambers November 17, 2012 Prof. S. Chelala.
Sociolinguistics: The study of language and linguistic behavior as influenced by social and cultural factors. -Dictionary.com
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American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. It is the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
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American sign Language is a complicated language spoken through intricate signs made by one's hands blended with a variety of facial expressions body positions and other gestures. The language is most commonly used by the deaf population in North America and is the major communication alternative for the deaf and hard of hearing. Since ASL is seen as an authentic and definite language it has many variations just like other languages do such as French and Spanish. There is no single form of sign language…
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is designed to teach students American Sign Language (ASL) by using the functional-notional approach, which focuses on the functions or communicative purposes of people’s everyday interactions. The philosophy of this course lies in the belief that the total immersion of ASL is based on the cultural and experiential approach in teaching students abut the language of ASL and its grammatical rules, syntax and some cultural features of the Deaf Community. The curriculum…
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1. American Sign Language is a widely used language throughout the world. American Sign Language has developed greatly since its beginnings. The first known sign language system was discovered in France during the mid-eighteenth century. This system was formally known as Old French Sign Language which was created by deaf individuals in France. Charles Michel De L'Eppe, who was a French priest, was considered the “Father of Sign Language and Deaf Education.” He was also the…
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