Hanging out with Ursula Bellugi March 01 2015

Hanging out with Ursula Belligi. I would call her the Mother of ASL linguistics. Her research was ground breaking in the 1970s and she is STILL asking questions and looking for answers about the structure of ASL. A great lady and an infectious energy for curiosity.

In broad terms we were talking about accents in ASL. When someone learns a second language in later in life they usually have an accent. What does an accent look like in ASL. What is it that makes it not native?