The Sundial

‘Babe Ruth of Deaf Studies’ remembered

Jonathan Pobre and Zara Aleksanyan

November 4, 2009

As Dr. Lawrence Fleischer gave the final keynote speech at the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on Oct. 31, thoughts ran through Jeff Lenham’s mind after Fleischer noted that he was planning an “exit” from the deaf studies field. “I remember sitting in the audience thinking, ‘does...

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