ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERN: Chronological Order
ATTENTION STATEMENT: “For almost three centuries, due to an inbred recessive gene, the population of Martha 's Vineyard had an unusual proportion of profoundly deaf people. The national average was one deaf person in 5,728; on the Vineyard, it was one in 155 (Kageleiry, 1999, p. 48).” as stated in a scholarly article “The Island That Spoke by Hand” published in Yankee magazine.
PERSONAL/AUDIENCE LINK: ASL is becoming a popular language since it is almost everywhere. Have you watch America’s Next Top Model who has a deaf model competing or Switch at Birth with many deaf actors and actresses? Did you ever wonder why ASL started in the first place? Why is it important to have ASL for the deaf? I have only used ASL for ten years and now I am finally understanding the history of this rich, beautiful language.
THESIS STATEMENT: American Sign Language didn’t begin around 1814 which is fairly new language compared to modern languages such as English, Spanish, and French. ASL started when deaf education was first introduced in the United States. In this speech, we will be discussing the following: where, when, and why did ASL started, the history of Martha’s Vineyard, recognition of ASL as a real language.
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...the most complete system of signed language in all of the world and will continue to be this way throughout its existence.
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SUMMARY STATEMENT (reworded thesis statement): After discussing the history and recognizing ASL as a real language. ASL has grown tremendously in popularity over the years and will only help bridge the communication gap between two vigorous cultures in the United States and the world.
CLOSING STATEMENT (memorable): "As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs. And as long as we have our films, we can preserve signs in their old purity. It is my hope that we will all love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to deaf people."—George Veditz, 1913, former president of National Association of the Deaf in the United States (Gannon, 1981).
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