The first cultural observation unique to American Deaf culture was attention getting behaviors. Due to the butterflies in my stomach, I didn’t have the courage to start a conversation. Thankfully, a== girl by the name of Shelby introduced herself to me. I’m assuming Shelby noticed how nervous I was because she commenced the conversation. She smiled at me and waved. At first I was unsure if she was waving at me dir...
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...expressions are required when asking a question. Without raised eyebrows it won’t be considered a questions sometimes. The eyebrows are the question mark, therefore without them raised it could mistaken for a statement instead.
The DEAFestival event I attended on October 3rd was very enlightening. Although I was very anxious upon my arrival it was exciting being able to use American Sign Language with deaf individuals. I had the privilege of meeting some delightful people. In addition to that I had the opportunity to see different cultural behaviors that are unique to American Deaf culture specifically. These cultural behaviors were attention getting behaviors, greeting behaviors, and facial expression behaviors. Each one of these behaviors I noticed and witnessed firsthand. I’m excited for the next time I can use American Sign Language outside the classroom again.
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