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What's happening? Ongoing imperialism and all the other systemic oppressions in #signlanguages #linguistics

Since 2020, at least three hearing scholars in Europe have been awarded substantial + prestigious grants to research the phonology and morphology of signed languages
All have purportedly benevolent intentions to advance the field, to contribute to our understanding how languages work, to promote signed languages, to facilitate comparison with spoken and written languages and many other noble causes
Some also state they want to provide opportunities for deaf PhD and postdocs, positioning themselves as allies who are sympathetic to the constant agitation for human rights for deaf signing peoples. Some have also contributed extensively to these areas.
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A request for networking help:

You guys there is SO MUCH bullshit going on in MT in EI/deaf ed. The entire state and all deaf people, really, but cartoon-villain-like shit happening with the kids. (🧵 1/)

TL;DR how does one whistleblow Part C violations?

#deaf #deaftwitter
I know it's not just MT, and I know I'm one of many people fighting battles in this war. But there are some specifics here (& I have already done a LOT of work on this) so please FIRST read through my little preamble thread and THEN reply with suggestions <3 (2/
The fundamental problems are (a) a complete lack of services (not like, we don't provide enough support. Like, no one qualified do to that lives in this state.) (B) An old guard set of (hearing) people running everything- the same people who have been running it for 20 years (3/
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For what it's worth, it's the same in the Deaf community. We don't capitalize "hearing" — nor do most heading folks identify with a community of fellow hearing people — but we do speak of the "big d deaf" community and culture.… via @CJR
"In deaf culture, there are two separate spellings of the word 'deaf.' They are the 'big D' Deaf in which a person identifies as a member of the deaf community and "small d" deaf in a person is deaf but doesn't identify as such."…
I ❤️ Deaf history, language, culture ... and #DeafTikTok, #DeafTwitter, #DeafInstagram, etc. I think I've shared this link before but — to get a taste of the vibrancy of #ASL — watch 2 ppl sign the same song.
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