Elderly Deaf Philadelphians
 
PhillySigns_ElderlyDeaf_150723_SherryD_A_1_646-713

Date of this Version

7-23-2015

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Description

Philadelphia Signs Project video with participant discussing the old and new signs for "dog."

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“It’s hard for me to sign FS-DOG [the newer variant]. In the past, [my son] would tell [his wife], ‘My mother uses this Philadelphia sign for ‘dog’. [His wife] was like, ‘Hold on [don’t use that sign].’ I have to be mentally controlled [not to]....When I talk to other Philadelphians, I’d [probably] use this older sign for ‘dog’ because we all have common [knowledge of what it means]”

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

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