DEAF CULTURE ONLINE WEEK 1 – PPT #2 Toby Welch | ASL Professor
INTRODUCTION• Remember the iceberg. Now we are swimming into water and see the bottom of iceberg and learn more about Deaf culture.• Note: I will quote some books on Deaf culture. It means it is important information from books.
WHAT IS DEAF CULTURE?Carol Padden, a scholar of sign Welch’s Note: we all have ownlanguages at the University of culture. Do you noticed that weCalifornia in San Diego, defines have many resources, articles and“culture” as a set of learned books on culture. For example,behaviors of a group of people that black culture, American Indianshare a language, values, rules for culture, white culture, on and on.behavior, and traditions. Deaf Many people do not believe Deafculture consists of all of these people have their own culture. It isthings—it is a very vibrant and rich a fact they do. Deaf culture is firstculture. discovered in 1965. “we began talking culture only recently (first inJay, Michelle (2012-01-23). Dont the 1960s)…” (H-Dirksen L.Just Sign... Communicate!: A Bauman. Open Your Eyes: DeafStudents Guide to American Sign Studies Talking (p. 36). KindleLanguage and the Deaf Community Edition.) It is only 46 years old. But(Kindle Locations 664-666). Judea it is nothing new under the sunMedia, LLC. Kindle Edition. because we have vary culture for centuries.
WHAT IS DEAF CULTURE?Deaf Culture was first truly Welch’s Note: A few books statedrecognized in 1965. The idea that about Deaf culture is first trulyDeaf people had a culture of recognized in 1960s.their own was first written in theDictionary of American SignLanguage by William Stokoe, CarlCroneberg, and DorothyCasterline.Jay, Michelle (2012-01-23). DontJust Sign... Communicate!: AStudents Guide to American SignLanguage and the DeafCommunity (Kindle Locations660-662). Judea Media, LLC.Kindle Edition.
WHAT IS DEAF CULTURE?defines “culture” as a set of Welch’s Note: A language, values,learned behaviors of a group of rules for behavior and traditionspeople that share a language, are important to Deaf culture. Itvalues, rules for behavior, and will help you understand moretraditions. Deaf culture consists about Deaf culture through it.of all of these things—it is a veryYour culture has a language,vibrant and rich culture. values, rules for behaviors and traditions but it is different waysJay, Michelle (2012-01-23). Dont between hearing culture andJust Sign... Communicate!: A Deaf culture.Students Guide to American Sign I will explain more on a language,Language and the Deaf values, rules for behavior andCommunity (Kindle Locations traditions in next ppt.665-666). Judea Media, LLC.Kindle Edition.
WHAT IS DEAF CULTURE?…we adopted the convention Welch’s Note: Before I go onof using the capitalized “Deaf” and discuss on a language,to describe the cultural values, rules for behavior andpractices of a group within a traditions, I want you see thegroup. We used the lowercase different Deaf and deaf. Even“deaf” to refer to the though you see many Deafcondition of deafness, or the people included hearing lostlarger group of individuals and assumed they are in awith hearing loss without same group or in Deafreference to this particular cutlure. But it is not. I amculture. Deaf. If your classmate is hard of hearing and doesn’t haveCarol A. Padden;Tom L. an interpreter in class, thenHumphries. Inside Deaf he/she is deaf.Culture (p. 1). Kindle Edition.
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