Deaf vs. Hearing Culture – Honorifics | ASL – American Sign Language

Deaf vs. Hearing Culture – Honorifics | ASL – American Sign Language


Hello. You know how there are different tendencies between Deaf and hearing people. I picked one of these and its about names. You notice how hearing people usually as a sign of respect for the likes of teachers and principals Hearing people usually add honorifics like Mr., Mrs., Miss, and Ms. before the names. To show them respect. That is one of the norms in the hearing culture. Is that also typical of Deaf people? No. Oh, does that mean that the Deaf people do not show respect to the likes of teachers and principals? No, that is not the case. You need to know that Deaf people have different ways to show them respect. One of these ways is to know and use their sign names. That shows respect. Among other ways such as behavior and approach. These other things are similar to hearing people. One difference is that hearing people use honorifics with names to show respect. The Deaf do not. So that is one of the differences between the Deaf and hearing people. There are many other differences. The Deaf community is usually small, tight-knit, and united. They know and care about each other. They know each other. They know their sign names. So that is why. Many of them know their first and last names as well. The hearing people usually add honorifics as a formality. So that is different between the Deaf and hearing people. Okay, good.

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