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August 10, 2020

Here is information about a journal on American Sign Language research, "The Society for American Sign Language Journal (SASLJ)”.

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From: Andrew Byrne <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Society for American Sign Language Journal - Vol. 3, No. 1 - Group A
Date: August 10, 2020 at 3:32:48 PM PDT
To: Jody Cripps <[log in to unmask]>, Jody Cripps <[log in to unmask]>

Hi SASLJ subscribers,

As an Editor-in-Chief of SASLJ, I'm very pleased to release SASLJ Vol. 3, No. 1, and please find the journal issue attached to this email. 

Society for American Sign Language Journal (SASLJ) is a peer-reviewed journal. The bi-yearly publication of SASLJ provides a platform that imparts and shares knowledge that is socially conscious and sensitive towards promoting ASL as a human language. Linguistic principles are valued for understanding the signed language’s aesthetics and role in literacy development, learning, and use. The journal strives towards the validation and expansion of linguistic accessibility. SASLJ's scope and forum include theory, policy, and practice considerations, as well as addressing how an alternative language modality fulfills the needs and well-being of all citizens in society. 

Specifically, SASLJ is comprised of high-quality scholarly work, empirical and theoretical research papers, as well as those of case and descriptive studies, literature reviews, and book and performance reviews that address the signed language and related fields. 

The journal is published by the Society for American Sign Language with a collaboration of Clemson University Press and serves as a focal point for academicians, professionals, graduate, and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research in the United States and Canada.

Interested contributors are highly encouraged to submit their manuscripts to the editor via e-mail at or the journal's website. Please indicate the name of the journal (Society for ASL Journal) in the cover letter during submission via e-mail.  

SASLJ is inviting papers for Vol. 4, No. 2. The publication date is sometime during Winter 2020/2021. Submission Deadline: October 31, 2020. 

If you have questions about the journal, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Respectfully yours,


Jody H. Cripps, PhD
Society for American Sign Language Journal

Assistant Professor of American Sign Language 
Department of Languages
Clemson University 


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