Bilingualism and Identity in Deaf Communities (Gallaudet by Melanie Metzger

By Melanie Metzger

Is conception truth? Editor Melanie Metzger investigates the cultural perceptions via and of deaf humans around the globe in Bilingualism and id in Deaf groups quantity six of the Sociolinguistics sequence.

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These name signs form a parallel to what Morgan et al. (1979) classified as traditional nicknames associated with British surnames, such as “Dusty” for Miller and “Nobby” for Clark, which are assigned purely on the coincidence of name rather than on personalized or transparent meaning. Once they have been “borrowed,” generic name signs are thereafter assigned on the basis of a signed to spoken name association within the community. The existence of generic name signs in NZSL dispels the idea that name signs are unique to, or descriptive of, each person’s particular identity.

B. Helms. 1979. Life span development. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders. , and J. He. 1987. How do Deaf children get their name signs during their first month in school? In SLR ’87: Papers from the Fourth International Symposium on Sign Language Research, ed. W. Edmonson and F. Karlsson, 243–54. Hamburg: Signum. 38 : r a c h e l l o c k e r m c k e e & d av i d m c k e e APPENDIX A Examples of Name Signs 1. Descriptive 1. Descriptive (continued) 2. Generic 3. CHILD classifier 40 : + lip pattern R A C H E L LOCKER M C K E E & D A V I D MCKEE Part 2 Languages in Contact An Analysis of Codeswitching: American Sign Language and Cued English Peter C.

Instead of using a name, an interlocutor’s attention is attracted by visual or tactile means such as a small tap on the shoulder or waving slightly in peripheral vision. Once eye contact is established, it is considered redundant and indeed unusual to use a name in direct address. An exception to this is that several informants reported that their childhood name sign was originally used in a teasing, name-calling way, just as hearing children use nicknames to taunt or challenge each other. However, many such name signs persist long beyond the name-calling situation, lose their original pragmatic force, and continue to be used only for normal third-person reference.

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