ASL Literature On Paper

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John Lee Clark, a DeafBlind writer and poet, has posted a good essay on his blog about why written ASL literature is important.

“It’s not that we cannot enjoy ASL performances. Readings, videos, and theater are still important. But there’s something about the abstract, bare symbols on the page that invites our minds to engage, argue with, interrogate, and absorb the language before us. We cannot do these things as well when we are only spectators.”

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2 Comments on ASL Literature On Paper

  1. Paul H Roberts
    07/14/2012 at 12:45 am

    do you need to write numbers if so How?

    • write
      07/14/2012 at 3:48 pm

      Yes. You can either use the numbers 1, 2, 3 or write them out in ASL like other words. For example:

      Numbers in written ASL example


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