55+ “hearing people” for research at Gallaudet University

A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Depiction in ASL and English

Native English speakers ages 55+ from white and Black hearing communities
wanted for a storytelling research study  
What is the study?
The purpose of this study is to analyze how stories are told in English within older white and Black hearing communities in order to compare that with how stories are told in American Sign Language within older white and Black Deaf communities.
Who can participate?
We are looking for white and Black hearing people over fifty-five years old whose first and only language is English and who not know American Sign Language.
What would I have to do?
You will be asked to view two short, one-minute cartoon clips. You will then be filmed retelling the story. This should only take about 15-30 minutes of your time.
How will I be compensated for my time?
You will receive a $10.00 gift card to Safeway grocery store for your participation.
Where does the study take place?
Right in your neighborhood! You will be filmed at Gallaudet University, in the Linguistics department located on the 3rd floor of the Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC).
How does the research benefit my community?
You and members of your community may benefit from an increased understanding and awareness of cross-cultural communication approaches.
Please contact Wanette Reynolds phone at 202-658-8998 or by email at wanette.reynolds@gallaudet.edu if you have questions and to set up a time to participate in the study.  Your participation is voluntary. If at any time you decide you do not want to continue with the study, we will not use any of your information.
This research is conducted under the direction of Dr. Ceil Lucas, Gallaudet University Linguistics department. This research has been Gallaudet University IRB approved (PJ #1872).
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