Stoked about Stokoe

Dr. William Stokoe’s published works won wide acceptance in the linguistic community and ultimately among educators of the deaf, such that ASL is now widely recognized as an appropriate language of instruction for deaf students and even as an appropriate second language for hearing students in high schools and universities in the United States. (Related article: The History of Sign Language)

So, if you received a part of your education in ASL, taught or learned ASL in a classroom, or have benefited from the esteem ASL enjoys as one of the most common languages in the U.S., take a moment and reflect on how Dr. William Stokoe’s work has blessed your life.

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