The NECTFL Review, the Northeast Conference's refereed journal, published a special issue (Number 48, Fall 2000) on American Sign Language. This provocative issue has stirred a great deal of interest in the ASL and foreign language communities. In response to an unusual demand, NECTFL is pleased to include on its web site the Review's three articles addressing issues related to ASL from three very different perspectives. Informative, thorough and well-written, these articles are also sure to prove controversial. Readers are invited to send us their responses for publication in a future issue.
But Does It Count?: Reflections on "Signing" as a Foreign Language, Dr. Timothy Reagan, The University of Connecticut.
American Sign Language Instruction: Moving from Protest to Practice, Dr. Linda M. Wallinger, Virginia Department of Education.
Is American Sign Language a "Foreign" Language?, Robert W. Belka, Weber State University.
To date, we've received one letter in response to these articles; Read it here, followed by Dr. Belka's response.
Below, we include some additional sources of information on ASL that may be helpful as you explore this language and its culture.
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