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Society for American Sign Language Journal Volume 2, Number 2 Retrospective on Socially Impactful ASL/Deaf Studies Research and Scholarship from 1960s to 2000s Table of Contents Editor's Introduction Carrying the Torch for American Sign Language Jody H. Cripps ............................................................................................................................ 5 Commentaries on Selected Papers The Start of a Revolution for Deaf People's Language Diane Lillo-Martin ...................................................................................................................... 7 Selected Paper #1: Sign Language Structure: An Outline of the Visual Communication Systems of the American Deaf William C. Stokoe ............................................................................................................ 11 The World Woke Up to Audism Erin Wilkinson ........................................................................................................................... 60 Selected Paper #2: Audism Tom Humphries ............................................................................................................... 63 A Vindication for ASL Literature Samuel J. Supalla ....................................................................................................................... 68 Selected Paper #3: The Nature of a Line in ASL Poetry Clayton Valli ................................................................................................................... 72 The Cultural Ethos of ASL Poetry Heidi Rose ................................................................................................................................... 80 Selected Paper #4: “Black Hole: Color ASL”: A Personal Response Karen Christie ................................................................................................................. 83 Unlocking the Curriculum: Thirty Years Later Laura Blackburn ........................................................................................................................ 87 3