Elderly Deaf Philadelphians
 
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4-2-2016

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Description

Philadelphia Signs Project video with participant discussing her acquisition of different signs.

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"I would learn sign [at school and] I was like, “Oh!” I would take them as my own. The signs were old fashioned. Like SCHOOL (https://aslsignbank.haskins.yale.edu/dictionary/gloss/247/) was signed [looks like dragging luggage] or [looks like moving a piece of paper in front of the face]. WORK wasn’t like [https://aslsignbank.haskins.yale.edu/dictionary/gloss/1450/] it was [flat hand, one handed shake].”

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Philadelphia Signs Project, sociolinguistics, deaf, sign language, American Sign Language, ASL, regional variation

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