Academics
Areas of Study

Since the project began in July of 2007, we have done a number of presentations at a variety of conferences. Here you will find the name of the conferences and a representative power point handout for each topic.

  • Black ASL: The Socio-historical Foundation DOWNLOAD
  • Variation in ASL: Two Hands or One, High or Low?DOWNLOAD 1 | DOWNLOAD 2
    • American Dialect Society, Jan. 9, 2009, San Francisco, CA
    • Culture and Language Lecture Series, March 25, 2009, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
    • University of Venice Ca Foscari, November 2009, Venice, Italy
  • Black ASL: A Historical and Linguistic Overview
  • Signing Outside the Box: The Size of Signing Space in Black ASL
  • A Presence Ignored: The Case of Black Deaf Community in the U.S.DOWNLOAD
  • Deaf Culture and RaceDOWNLOAD
  • Black and White Signing Space: A Case of ConvergenceDOWNLOAD
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    Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR 10)

      • , September 30, 2010, West Lafayette, IN
  • The Intersection of African American English and Black ASLDOWNLOAD
  • African American Language Conference (AAL 2), November 2, 2010, San Antonio, TX
  • International Symposium on Bilingualism 8, June 2011, Oslo, Norway
  • The History and Structure of Black ASL in the American South
    • University of Venice Ca Foscari, November 2009, Venice, Italy
  • The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and StructureDOWNLOAD
    • The National Museum of Language, May 2011, College Park, MD
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, September 2011, Washington, DC
    • Georgia State University, September 29-30, 2011
    • Georgia Perimeter College, September 29-30, 2011
    • Linguistics Department of Gallaudet University, 30th year celebration, October 21, 2011
    • Gallaudet University Homecoming: Alumni of Color, October 22, 2011
    • NWAV 40, Georgetown University, October 28, 2011
    • Teacher’s College Columbia University, New York City, February 3, 2012
    • Benjamin Branch Library, Greensboro NC, February 16, 2012
    • Deaf Studies Today Utah Valley University: Orem, Utah April 12-14, 2012
    • North Carolina RID Conference, Wilmington NC, June 23, 2012
    • North Carolina ASLTA Conference, Whiteville NC, November 2, 2012
    • New Mexico School for the Deaf, Santa Fe New Mexico, January 18, 2013
    • Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for Deaf, Rochester NY, February 7, 2013
    • Madonna University, Livonia Michigan, February 22 & 23, 2013
    • Union County College, Cranfield Nee Jersey, February 23, 2013
    • University of Pennsylvania, February 28, 2013
    • Swarthmore College, March 1, 2013
    • Columbia College, Chicago Illinois, April 12, 2013
  • Full Showing of the Black ASL DVD
    • National Alliance of Black Interpreters (NAOBI), April 2011, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
    • Gallaudet University campus community, December 2010, April 2011, Washington, DC
    • Northeastern University, Boston University, October 2011, Boston MA

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