How can I find...
... ASL and Deaf culture articles? Academic Search Complete
... online ASL and Deaf culture videos? Films on Demand (keyword search for sign language or deaf*)
... books on various aspects of ASL and Deaf culture? CSUEB Library Catalog or online at Ebrary
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For detailed introductory information, check out these specialized sources (in print format):
- Baker, Charlotte. American Sign Language: A teacher's resource text on grammar and culture.Silver Spring, Md.: T.J. Publishers, 1980. (Book Stacks HV 2474 .B27)
- This emphasizes ASL history, its relation to the Deaf community, and sign formation. It also shows how to sign in ASL.
- Hoemann, Harry W. Communicating with deaf people: A resource manual for teachers and students of American Sign Language.Baltimore, Md.: University Park Press, 1978. (Book Stacks HV 2474 .H64)
- Explains what ASL is about: structure, facial expressions, fingerspelling, etc.
- Lane, Harlan, and Grosjean, Francois, eds. Recent perspectives on American Sign Language.Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1980. (Book Stacks HV 2474 .R4)
- Presents several perspectives on ASL: linguistic, psycholinguistic, developmental, neurolinguistic, sociolinguistic, and historical aspects.
- Van Cleve, John, ed. Gallaudet encyclopedia of deaf people and deafness.New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987. (In the Hayward & Concord Reference Stacks HV 2365 .G35 1987)
- This contains several articles related to American Sign Language. The articles have bibliographies which will help you find more information.