February 23, 1998
MESSAGE TO THE SIGNWRITING EMAIL LIST
SUBJECT: Help In Research
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 19:06:14 EST
Subject: Re: Help In Research
Who cares if Cecelia is Deaf or not? The point is, she is in
our corner furthering the world's understanding about the Deaf.
>February 20, 1998
>MESSAGE TO THE SIGNWRITING EMAIL LIST
>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
>Sorry.... I guess I should have told a little bit about myself.
>I am hearing, a certified interpreter, and first year graduate
>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
>My field of study is linguistics, and my only two languages
are English and >ASL.