Black ASL: The Socio-historical foundation

Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, April 4, 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eastern Regional Conference (ERC) of the National Black Deaf Advocates, April 26, 2008, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC
VL2 Lecture Series,  October 22, 2008, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC (video of our presentation)

New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 37), November 7, 2008,  Houston, TX 
Black Expo, November 22, 2008, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education, May 29 2009,       San Diego, CA

Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, November 2009, Rome, Italy
Variation in ASL: two hands or one, high or low?

American Dialect Society, Jan. 9, 2009, San Francisco, CA
Culture and Language Lecture Series,  March 25, 2009, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

Universita di Venezia Ca Foscari, November 2009, Venice, Italy

Black ASL: a historical and linguistic overview

Black Deaf Advocates, National July 2009 Phoenix, AZ
Deaf People of Color, May 2010 Portland, OR

Signing Outside the Box: the size of signing space in Black ASL

New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 38), October 22, 2009,  Ottawa, Canada 
American Dialect Society, January 9, 2010, Baltimore, MD

A Presence Ignored: The Case of the Black Deaf Community in the U.S.

Presenza: segni, sguadri, voci da mondi inascoltati, December 5, 2009, Siena School for Liberal Arts, Siena, Italy

Deaf Culture and Race

National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education, June 4, 2010,       Washington, DC

Black and White Signing Space: A case of convergence

Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR 10), September 30, 2010, West Lafayette, IN
New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 39), November 6, 2010, San Antonio, TX
American Dialect Society, January 8, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA

The Intersection of African American English and Black ASL 

African American Language Conference (AAL 2), November 2, 2010, San Antonio, TX
International Symposium on Bilingualism 8, June 2011, Oslo, Norway

The History and Structure of Black ASL in the American South

Universita di Venezia Ca Foscari, November 2009, Venice, Italy

The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure:
    powerpoint presentation

The National Museum of Language, May 2011, College Park, MD

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, September 2011, Washington, DC

Georgia State University, September 29-30, 2011

Georgia Perimeter College, September 29-30, 2011

Linguistics Department of Gallaudet University, 30th year celebration, October 21, 2011

Gallaudet University Homecoming: Alumni of Color, October 22, 2011

NWAV 40, Georgetown University, October 28, 2011

Teacher’s College Columbia University,  New York City, February 3, 2012

Benjamin Branch Library, Greensboro NC, February 16, 2012

Deaf Studies Today Utah Valley University: Orem, Utah  April 12-14, 2012

North Carolina RID Conference, Wilmington NC, June 23, 2012

North Carolina ASLTA Conference, Whiteville NC, November 2, 2012

New Mexico School for the Deaf, Santa Fe New Mexico, January 18, 2013

Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for Deaf, Rochester NY, February 7, 2013

Madonna University, Livonia Michigan, February 22 & 23, 2013

Union County College, Cranfield Nee Jersey, February 23, 2013

University of Pennsylvania, February 28, 2013

Swarthmore College, March 1, 2013

Columbia College, Chicago Illinois, April 12, 2013

Full showing of the Black ASL DVD:

National Alliance of Black Interpreters (NAOBI), April 2011, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC

Gallaudet University campus community, December 2010, April 2011, Washington, DC

Northeastern University, Boston University, October 2011, Boston MA

Since the project began in July of 2007, we have done a number of presentations at a variety of conferences. Here you will find the name of the conferences and a representative power point handout for each topic.


NWAV 37 Houston, November 7, 2008

Back row l-to-r: Joseph Hill, Bob Bayley and Randall Hogue

Front row l-to-r: Pam Baldwin, Carolyn McCaskill and Ceil Lucas

LSA 2011 Pittsburgh, January 8, 2011

Back row l-to-r: Jeff Davis, Bob Bayley and Joseph Hill

Front row l-to-r: Ceil Lucas, Carolyn McCaskill and Jean Bergey