Call for Submissions: Issue No. 6
Special Issue on Language Deprivation
April & May 2020
The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its sixth issue. The theme for this issue is “Language Deprivation” and subcategories related to the main theme. Language deprivation refers to the lack of language access necessary for a child’s language acquisition and overall development. This is a broad topic that can entail many subcategories. DSDJ is introducing a special ‘anthology’ section dedicated to this medium of expression related to personal experiences with language deprivation.
Black Deaf Research - Language Deprivation
Very few studies explore the lifelong impact of language deprivation on Black Deaf community members. The general consensus recognizes that the impact of language deprivation is more significant among Black Deaf individuals compared to other members of the Deaf community. DSDJ believes that Black Deaf voices must be studied, documented and understood to foster equity in our society. DSDJ believes such research by the members of the Black community, especially Black Deaf, through the lens of Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) is essential. (Bordeaux et al. 2015; Jull, Giles & Graham, 2017).
This additional section follows the same process as general original work Call for Papers.