Author Archives: nberlo01
This is a really excellent way of framing impact versus intent. It gets at the core of why some apologies for oppressive behavior just don’t work.
Clearly not all people think like linguists. This article about the reaction to a Coke add that featured America the Beautiful sung in a variety of languages sums it up.
This is a really interesting discussion of the research that claims that deaf kids read at a 4th grade level.
Here is a great article about reducing the harm caused by language deprivation many deaf children experience. I really like how they frame the problem in terms of the risk of zero-tolerance language policies, rather than advocating one approach or another. Deaf kids are suffering from a lack of language. The solution shouldn’t be a competition between sides. In the end, we all need to be working for the same thing.
Check out my latest project! I have been looking at lexical access in sign language, and have created a visualization of the ASL lexicon to help me do that.