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The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL
Its History and Structure

Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, and Joseph Hill
in collaboration with Roxanne King, Pamela Baldwin, and Randall Hogue

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1. Introduction

2. The Sociohistorical Foundation of Black ASL

3. Research Methods

4. Signers’ Perceptions of Black ASL

5. Phonological Variation

6. Variation in Syntax and Discourse

7. The Effects of Language Contact

8. Lexical Variation

9. Conclusions



Carolyn McCaskill is a professor in the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University.

Ceil Lucas is Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Gallaudet University.

Robert Bayley is a professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Davis.

Joseph Hill is an assistant professor in the Department of ASL and Interpreting Education at NTID/RIT in Rochester, NY.

ISBN 978-1-56368-489-0, 6 x 9 casebound, 214 pages, 51 tables, 35 figures, DVD


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