99 Constanze Schmaling ASL in Northern Nigeria Will Hausa Sign Language Survive

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99. Constanze Schmaling, “ASL in Northern Nigeria: Will Hausa Sign Language Survive?” in Signed Languages: Discoveries from International Research, ed. Valerie Dively, Melanie Metzger, Sarah Taub, and Anne Marie Baer (Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2001), 180–93. See also James Woodward, “Modern Standard Thai Sign Language, Influence from ASL, and Its Relationship to Original Thai Sign Varieties,” Sign Language Studies 25 (1996): 225–52. 100. The Deaf Empowerment Foundation was founded, in part, to encourage development work in which local sign languages have to be equally respected and encouraged. For more information, see . 101. James Woodward, “Sign Languages and Deaf Identities in Thailand and Viet Nam,” in Monaghan, Schmaling, Nakamura, and Turner, Many Ways to Be Deaf, 283–301. 102. For a background on Iranian Deaf communities and their languages, see Ali Behmanesh, “Deaf Way II Presentation on Iranian Deaf Culture,” at IranDeaf.htm. 103. While indigenous sign languages are generally seen as not as grammatically sophisticated as na- tive Deaf sign languages, they nevertheless indicate the human will to communicate manually. See Adam Kendon, Sign Languages of Aboriginal Australia: Cultural, Semiotic and Communica- tive Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988). Brenda Farnell, Do You See What I Mean? Plains Indian Sign Talk and the Embodiment of Action (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995). Melanie McKay-Cody, “Plains Indian Sign Language: A Comparative Study of Alternate and Primary Signers” (master’s thesis, Kansas State University, 1996). 104. Such transnational events have been a hallmark of deaf people since the nineteenth century as Joseph J. Murray, “Coequality and Transnational Studies: Understanding Deaf Lives,” this volume, describes and are increasing now given globalization and development forces and the founding of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and the European Union of the Deaf (EUD). 105. International Deaf events are extraordinary sights of multilingualism in practice, with a display of interpreters from across the globe and an International Sign interpreter. For more on the linguis- tic properties of International Sign, see Rachel Rosenstock, “The Role of Iconicity in International Sign,” Sign Language Studies 8 (forthcoming). <i>Open Your Eyes : Deaf Studies Talking</i>, edited by H-Dirksen L. Bauman, University of Minnesota Press, 2007. ProQuest Ebook Central, . Created from washington on 2019-09-21 14:41:03. Copyright © 2007. University of Minnesota Press. All rights reserved.
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32 H - D I R K S E N L . B A U M A N 106. Manually Coded English (MCE) takes the shape of various systems developed that essentially replicate English word order and vocabulary through signs.
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