Wonderful & interesting study. Thrilled that the Deaf Philly Accent will be saved on video. I started my Deaf/HH studies in the early 70's and we called it TC = Total Communication. My understanding is that that the typical D/HH signing person does not use ASL to communicate among their peers, but are using TC. ASL is what the hearing population use to make signing uniformed (to set a national vocabulary) for the hearing and D/HH and to be used by interpreters.
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