Elderly Deaf Philadelphians
 
Caroline Z: Retention of Old Signs Amongst Elderly Signers

Title

Caroline Z: Retention of Old Signs Amongst Elderly Signers

Date of this Version

3-7-2016

Description

Philadelphia Signs Project video with participant discussing the use of new and outdated signs in her social circle, which is primarily made up of elderly deaf individuals.

Comments

"They all understand me. Do I have to think about only new [signs]? No! I know everyone there and keeping my old signing [style] is fine"

Keywords

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

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Caroline Z: Retention of Old Signs Amongst Elderly Signers

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