Carol Padden, Professor, Communications, University of California - San Diego
Carol Padden was born in Washington, DC, the second deaf child of deaf
parents who were both on the faculty at Gallaudet University. During
her school days, she was often the only deaf child among hearing
classmates. Her interest in the analysis of language is strongly rooted
in the experience of moving back and forth between different worlds.
Carol Padden has been a Professor in the Department of Communication at
the University of California, San Diego since 1983. She has authored or
co-authored over fifty research articles in areas ranging from sign
language structure to reading in young deaf children and the culture and
community of Deaf people in the United States and has written four
books. Among other honors and grants, Carol Padden received a Guggenheim
Fellowship in 1992. Her research includes communication theory, and
studies of culture and history.
A sign-language interpreter will be attending the lunch. The following
are several tips for using a sign-language interpreter:
* Speak directly to the deaf person, not the interpreter.
* Permit only one person to speak at a time during group discussions.
* Speak clearly in a normal tone, and at a normal pace.
* Remember that the interpreter is a few words behind the speaker.
Give the interpreter time to finish.