ASL gallaudet comic

ASL gallaudet comic

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  • Thomas feels sorry for Alice
  • hat
  • Thomas gets approval to travel to Europe
  • The deaf have individual rights.
  • True. You can study in Europe how the deaf are educatatead.
  • Thomas learns from abbe Sicard
  • Hey, they could help you in America?
  • Clerc and Masseaiu are extremely proficient!
  • Thomas had empathy for Alice when he saw her being left out socially, so he started teaching her. He taught her how to write "hat" in the dirt with a stick.
  • Thomas enlists Clerc's help
  • Could you help me in America?
  • Sure?
  • After Alice's father decided that she should be educated, Thomas felt that there should be proper education for the deaf since they have constitutional rights. He got permission to travel to Europe to learn about how they educated the deaf.
  • Students create the first forms of ASL from FSL
  • After Thomas left the Braidwoods, he decided to visit a well-renowned educator in the deaf named abbe Sicard. His students were extremely proficient in English.
  • 140 years later- Stokoe realises ASL is a real language
  • ASL is a real language. It has its own grammar and syntax like all languages.
  • Thomas was running out of money and decided to head back to America. Sicard decided Laurent Clerc, one of his best students, could aid in founding the school, as well as teaching there.
  • The new students (Alice Cogswell being one of them) after learning FSL changed the signs to their preferences, creating the first forms of ASL.
  • 140 years later, a man named William Stokoe after observing and learning ASL decided that it wasn't just "signed english". He proved to the world that ASL has its own grammar and syntax, just like any other language.
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