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Media: Indystar: A town for sign language users

Submitter: Karen Chung

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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): American Sign Language

Media Body: The Indianapolis Star

Town would be built for sign language
(Original title: As Town for Deaf Takes Shape, Debate on Isolation

By Monica Davey
The New York Times
March 22, 2005

SALEM, S.D. -- Standing in an empty field along a wind-swept highway,
Marvin T. Miller, who is deaf, envisions the town he wants to create here:
a place built around American Sign Language, where teachers in the new
school will sign, the town council will conduct its debates in sign
language and restaurant workers will be required to know how to sign orders.

Karen Chung
Issue Number: 16.1036
Date Posted: April 04, 2005