why do we bother – cuz Linguicism and Audism r not cool
candy is at it again wagging the dog at various folks saying they are not using ASL and claiming they are using her beloved PSE which is basically an antiquated term for contact signing.
now folks pls consider the source of all this bull carp o la (and no i am not attacking candy – im just stating truths)
1. Candy has never even demonstrated her mastery of ASL or contact signing to the folks that she is always whacking over the head with her “I’m Deaf of Deaf.. and look at how Don G, Barb DiGi, etc etc sign PSE when they are teachers of ASL etc etc”
2. Candy has no degree nor has she formally studied American Sign Language
3. Candy blogged about how ASL is NOT a real language
– u can read my debunking of that b.s. blog that said ASL was not a language if u desire https://handeyes.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/is-candy%E2%80%99s-question-valid/
(Note: added 6/16 as evidence of Candy’s statements re: ASL)
Posted by Candy on November 30, 2010
I will blog about that soon. You’ll see what I mean. There is NO concrete fact that ASL is a language. That is why it is debatable. It does not mean what I say is a fact. Neither does it mean what you believe is a fact either. It is all debatable. There is no absolute to this issue. Not yet so far. Because there are people that were able to discredit what others have theorized about this topic. You choose to believe so and so and I choose to believe so and so. Who is right? That’s debatable.
ASL has been proven to be a language many times many ways. The earth is round. it has been proven many times many ways. But sure folks can debate it – everything is debatable. But its not cool to be demanding proof here and there everywhere and then when folks bring it to u for u to “debate” it. And its not cool to run around saying “There is NO concrete fact that ASL is a language” and then say only uneducated Deaf folks use PURE ASL and you too cuz your from Deaf parents and then go around labeling other folks as PSE. And its not cool never to even demonstrate your own abilities in signed language.
4. Candy postulated that Dr. Stokoes et al made ASL all up – sweet. Trying to discredit the messenger cuz the message she no likes. hmmmm i think ive seen her do this before, eh?
added 6/16 – Soo what did Stokoes have to do with the PURE ASL folks that u know – he indoctrinated them into the non-language – huh?
5. oh and Candy always talks about some mythological PURE ASL that apparently she thinks only uneducated folks use –
how can she claim in one blog that ASL is not a language and then later say she uses ASL and knows pure ASL users but never proves or shows it or…. yep twist and spin …
so the question is – why do we bother?
well i know why u bother because…. u care
cuz u LOVE ur language ASL in all its variations
We all know that someone could say this here blog entry of mine is NOT ENGLISH but rather Pidgen Text ASL. yes folks – folks can say ANYTHING in the blogsphere and hence we have Candy’s b.s.
“All of the different functions of language – expressing individual and cultural identity, purveying cultural norms and values, linking the present & the past-sustain an ethnic group’s love of its native language as the central symbol of its identity and fuel the minority’s resistance to replacement of its language by more powerful others.”
~ Lane, Pillard, Hedberg from People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry
No worries – i know she will just scoff at this quote because she no like to read scholarly books
“Enemies of the sign language, they are enemies of the true welfare of the deaf.” ~ George W. Veditz
Ya Basta Candy. Ya Basta!
English has variations – see Shakespeare see ee cummings see p durr – we vary
ASL has variations – see howard rosenblum, shoshannah stern, ella mae lentz, karen mayes, etc
go figure eh babe. there is no PURE English and there is no PURE ASL. and PSE as u have been calling it is really ASL
But sure sit hidden behind ur computer terminal pumping out ur b.s. and commenting here and there and all over the blogsphere dissing the Deaf and dissing their language.
The fact that u come from Deaf folks and u were reared and raised on ASL does NOT entitle u to trash it darling. Nope it does not exempt u from being busted for what u is doing which is linguicism, audism, and paternalism.
Nope. U were given a birthright when u got ASL and English as a babe. It hurts my heart to see u all over the blogsphere constantly defending the PROFESSIONALS, INDUSTRY, ORGANIZATIONS and PARENTS rights to DENY their children that which u were afford (ASL and English – bilingualism)
in doing so u r ENABLING oppression and i for one aint havent it
i love ya. i dont care if u never ever make a vlog to bring forth PROOF of ur ASL slickiness – it is contradictory and hypocritical and self-evident of ya but it is ur option
u pull out the PSE slandering on folks to discredit and distract their M E S S A G E. Cuz u no likey what they got to say so u r trying to assault the messenger to distract folks away from the message and u r trying to build urself up a bit. That is a pity.
a big ole pity. and it is WICKEDLY old by this point. Lame and Old – everything u have accused me and others of – wow u got about 15 fingers pointing back at ya.
again no worries – i am now convinced u r in my life to keep me moving forward. u are an indicator that we r on the right path. the more desperate u become the more love and compassion i have for the misguided.
U is busted, my friend. U now either have to put ur money where u mouth is and be brave enuf to raise to Michelle aka insane mishna’s challenge or u have to stop wagging that dog about who is PSE and who is not.
I know you LOVE sim-com.
We who are we LOVE ASL.
and I love u so much that i actually make an effort to confront you with the truth. Firm with love.
oh and for the folks who care – my theory is
why we have so much ASL variation is the same reason we have so much English variation and more so BECAUSE there has been a bloody and relentless and UNJUST campaign against American Sign Language and the fact that most folks dont even get introduced to ASL until LATE in life. It is actually AMAZING that so many of us are pretty dang good at the language considering we didnt get it from our mamas and our papas like Candy did and like all the English speaking and writing at the 6th grade hearing Americans got their English
also why some folks go more English order like in vlogging is largely because some work from English text first and that influences the structure and though process and/or its bloodly lonely to be talking to a wee dot on ur computer and not another living person. ASL is a VERY interactive language – it begs an audience. it aint impossible to do ASL (or any other natural signed language) into nothingness but it is much harder than with a spoken / written language – hence the shift into a more English like structure.
its still ASL – it might not be the bestest or the prettiest but considering we have all been reared under the age of audism and linguicism well – we r looking prettier every day and ohh did i mention that ASL is on the rise ?
and thats the deal my dear
oh and as always no attacking of Candy here or any body else for that matter. Truths, feelings, and coming from love always welcome.