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9. Nora Ellen Groce, Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha’s Vineyard (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985). 10. Although they have diverged considerably over the years, ASL still resembles French Sign Language more closely than any other signed language. See James Woodward, ‘‘Historical Bases of American Sign Language,’’ in Understanding Language through Sign Language Research, ed. : Gallaudet University Press, 1992), 15. 11. Edwin Mann, ‘‘Preface,’’ The Deaf and Dumb, or, a Collection of Articles Relating to the Condition of Deaf Mutes (Boston: D.
LC Autobiographical Sketch In 1851, Clerc was asked to write a brief account of his life for inclusion in a book honoring Gallaudet, who had recently died. Clerc produced the following narrative. LAURENT CLERC 23 I was born in LaBalme, Canton of Cremieu, Department of Isoro, on the 26th of December, 1785. ’’ My father, Joseph Francis Clerc, a notary public by profession, was the mayor of the place from 1780 to 1814. My mother, Elizabeth Candy, was the daughter of Mr. Candy, of Cremieu, also a notary public.
Afterwards I wrote my work fair in my stitched book. Saturday, June the 22nd. I passed all the morning up on deck to write my diary of the preceding days, and all the evening to talk with M. Gallaudet, who, at my request, gave me the description of an American dinner, of a marriage, and of the manners and customs of the inhabitants of that country; so that in arriving thither I may be familiar with them, and that the people may take me for a true American citizen and not for a stranger. This long conversation all amusing and interesting as it was, did not fail to fatigue us a little.
A Mighty Change: An Anthology of Deaf American Writing, 1816-1864 (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series, Vol. 2) by Christopher Krentz