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From:  Erica Ward
Date:  Sun Apr 18, 1999  5:07 pm
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hi my name is erica ward i don't concider my self part of the Deaf
comunity or the culture but i forwarded your message to my ASL teacher
so maybe she could help you =-)

erica ward
<*}}}>< -peace-


--- Adriana Linares wrote:
> Hi!
> My name is Adriana Linares and I am a student at
> Florida International
> University. I am currently writing a research paper
> on Deaf Culture
> and the Deaf Identity for my Cross Cultural Studies
> in Education
> course. In order to complete my research, I need to
> interview three
> more people who consider themselves part of the Deaf
> Community or Deaf
> Culture. I ask for the Help of anyone that fits
> that description and
> would not mind answering the following interview
> questions.
> Please e-mail me your responses by
> Monday(4/19/99)afternoon to my
> e-mail address:
> Thank you for your time and support! I appreciate
> it very much!!!!=)
>
> INTERVIEW QUESTIONS ***(see note below):
> 1. What is your full name?
> 2. When and where were you born?
> 3. Were you born deaf (pre-lingually deaf)
> 4. Do you have any brothers or sisters? Hearing or
> deaf ?
> 5. Is anyone else in your family deaf?
> 6. How did that affect you as you were growing up?
> 7. What do you think it means to be Deaf as opposed
> to deaf?
> 8. Do you consider yourself part of the Deaf
> Community?
> 9. What does Deaf culture and the Deaf community
> mean to you - how do
> you define it/them?,
> 10. Do you sign? ASL?
> 11. Were you raised with ASL, was it used at home by
> your family? If
> not, how did you learn it?
> 6. Do you have Deaf friends?
> 7. Are they other people in your family who are Deaf
> (culturally
> Deaf)?
> 8. Do you go to Deaf clubs or other places of the
> Deaf Community?
> 9. Where did you got to school (Elementary, middle,
> high school,
> college)?
> 10. Did you or anyone in your family go to a
> residential school? If
> so, is that an important part of you or them? Is
> that something that
> makes up your/their identity (who you are) ?
> 11. If you had to define yourself, what would you
> say? With what
> cultural group do you identify yourself? Would you
> identify yourself
> with the Deaf culture?
> 12. Do you have a Deaf Identity e what do you
> consider the Deaf
> identity to be? What does it mean to be Deaf?
> 13. What is important is creating that Identity s
> it the family, the
> language, the schooling, the beliefs learned as a
> child? Is it
> something else? Or a combination of everything?
> 14. Does the form of communication, degree of
> hearing, and/or use of
> assistive devices affect how you identify yourself
> as being part of
> the Deaf community?
> 15. Anything else that you can tell me about
> yourself or your family
> that would help me understand Deaf Culture and the
> Deaf identity?
> 16. THANK YOU !
>
> *** I know that these are a lot of questions, but
> please answer what
> you can. If you're confused about some questions
> please e-mail
> me. Some of the questions may overlap because there
> are so many
> different things I need to cover in my paper that I
> wanted to make
> sure I asked everything. I will incorporate the
> info you give me
> about yourself and your family with the research I
> have found, such as
> the book A Journey into the Deaf-World, research
> articles (some
> written by Carol Padden), and the internet (Cindy's
> Homepage, Deaf
> World Web, miningco.com, etc).
>
> THANK YOU for you help!!!! You're a lifesaver =)
>
> SMILE!
>
> Adriana Linares =)
>
>
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