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RO-12231-75

Gallaudet University (Washington, DC 20002-3600)
James Woodward (Project Director: 01/01/1975 to present)

Historical Bases of American Sign Language

To examine American Sign Language (ASL) from an historical sociolinguistic point of view. In addition project will examine influence of French Sign Language on ASL and ongoing lexical and grammatical change. of ASL will give important insights into the history of the deaf community as an autonomous minority group.

Project fields:
Linguistics

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,999 (approved)
$11,999 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1975 – 12/31/1975