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February 20, 1998

SUBJECT: Help In Research

Dear List Members:
Someone on our list wrote privately to me and asked if Cecelia Smith is Deaf? Cecelia asked me to post this message in response...

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 17:09:18 EST
Subject: Re: hi cecelia


Sorry.... I guess I should have told a little bit about myself. I am hearing, a certified interpreter, and first year graduate student at Galludet. I have been learning ASL for the past 6 years, and am finally starting for feel fairly fluent.

I am a "non-traditional" student, 38, single, and doing the "dorm" thing here at Gallaudet. I do not have any relatives that are deaf. My reason for learning to sign is that I used to be a professional clown. I felt bad that I could not communicate with a deaf child at a party, so I started learning sign language... and it has snowballed since then.

My field of study is linguistics, and my only two languages are English and ASL.

Cecelia Smith