A Mighty Change: An Anthology of Deaf American Writing, by Christopher Krentz PDF

By Christopher Krentz

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The reason is that I have plenty of signs at my command to express whatever I think, whereas I want words to describe it. 17 Q: Do you learn to see words before you when you employ them as the instrument of thought, & if so, how? As written, printed, or spelled on the fingers? 17. Clerc shows again that sign language, rather than written French or English, is his most effective means of communication. 22 LAURENT CLERC A: I do not always find words ready, but in general I seem to see them before me.

After a short pause, I said I would 26 LAURENT CLERC not hesitate to go if I could do it properly. I suggested to him the idea of speaking or writing to the Abbe´ Sicard on the subject, as I considered myself engaged to the Abbe´. He said he would write, and accordingly wrote; but although his letter was never answered, we both inferred that Mr. Sicard’s silence was rather favorable than otherwise. But in order to ascertain his views, I was requested to sound him. Accordingly I called and inquired in the most respectful manner whether he had received Mr.

19 I applied myself to other things. I learned to draw and to compose in the printing office of the Institution till 1805, when I was employed as a tutor on trial, and in 1806 appointed a teacher with a salary of about two hundred dollars. In process of time, Mr. Sicard thought me capable of teaching the highest class, and I occupied that place when Mr. Gallaudet came to Paris. . It was at the close of one of our public lectures that Mr. Gallaudet was introduced to me for the first time by Mr.

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