Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Linguists document ASL Philly 'accent'

"There's this real pride in how different Philadelphia ASL is," says one of the professors in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Linguistics. That's why they did some research on the accent. Read about their work here.

1 comment:

Mrs. VandeVelde said...

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.