In partnership with ASLBC (American Sign Language Book Club), PSU School of Social Work, ASL World, PSU ASL program, we wish to invite you to an evening lecture with Carl Schroeder.
The philosophy of the Deaf is a quaint little mirror of the history of humanity. A million years or so have passed since Deaf people made their appearance in life. During this time they learned to use sign language for information, communication, and cognitive development. The details of this process are still unknown today; they are still like philosophical shadows, dancing on the cave wall somewhere, bringing us into the realm of social speculation. And one of these facts is this: Since 1965, American Sign Language (ASL) has been reluctantly examined as fully-fledged language of the Deaf that is sight-oriented, not sound-oriented. Signed, not spoken.
About The Lecturer:
Carl Schroeder was born Deaf in The Hague, The Netherlands, in 1952. Until 1963, he acquired Gebarentaal (Dutch Sign Language) and the Dutch language. After his parents moved to the United States, Schroeder began to experience language changes, from Gebarentaal to American Sign Language and from Dutch to English. Today he's a Ph.D candidate at Capella University, pursuing college teaching and American Sign Language. He has been on a lecture tour around the world. Philosophy is one of his side interests; another is Linguistics. He received four straight A's in college French!
Native American Community and Student Center
710 SW Jackson Street
Portland, Oregon 97207
Corner of Broadway and Jackson on Portland State University campus
Tuesday, February 15th
THIS EVENT IS FREE WITH TWO CANS OF FOOD FOR OREGON FOOD BANK.
There is no need to know ASL. Voice interpretation will be available.