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FAQ about ASL/English Bilingualism
Is ASL a bona fide human language?
Is ASL a legitimate vehicle for academic discourse?
Are there intrinsic benefits of bilingualism?
Does the federal government support bilingual institutions?
Does the federal government support institutions with specialized cultural perspectives?
Will deaf students with useable hearing (with or without cochlear implants) want to study ASL?
Will hearing students want to enroll in an ASL/English bilingual program?
Is there a benefit to society of understanding how language is created and used in a visual medium?
Bilingual Universities and links
Bilingual Colleges and Universities
Tribal Colleges and Universities
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Education of the Deaf Act
MSCHE Characteristics of Excellence
Gallaudet Lectures and Workshops
Culture and Language Lecture Series (CLLS)
Forum on Linguistic Human Rights and the Future of Sign Language
Visual Language Visual Learning (VL2)
Gallaudet University Inclusive Bilingualism Series (video- click here)
Bibliography, sorted by topic
- Cognitive benefits in General
- ASL/English acquisition in the Classroom
- Bilingual teaching strategies
- Bimodal bilingualism
- Links to other resources
There is a wealth of published resources on bilingualism and bilingual education. Some of the more relevant articles appear here. All are in Adobe PDF. If you need the free Adobe Reader program, click here.
What is Inclusive Bilingualism?, by H-Dirksen Bauman
Bilingualism and Multilingualism, by Richard Clément
The Bilingual University--General Reflections on Its Origins, Mission, and Functioning: Higher Education in Europe, by Lewis Purser
Three Variations on the Social Psychology of Bilinguality: Context Effects in Motivation, Usage and Identity, by Richard Clément, Kimberly A. Noels, and Peter D. MacIntyre