Research topic ideas for your paper

No idea what to write about for your college paper? Below is some brainstorming ideas for your term paper, essay, research paper, etc.

Sign Language

  • history of American Sign Language
  • grammars, structures, syntax, semantics, etc.
  • classifier
  • gender
  • differences between natural sign language (eg. A.S.L.) and signed systems (eg. S.E.E.)
  • name signs
  • Socio-linguistics

  • shift from Deaf culture and community to Sign culture and Sign community
  • ASL and Ameslan
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • origin of language
  • extinction of some sign languages (eg Maritime Sign Language)
  • Interpreting

  • professionalism
  • ethics
  • interpreting in the medical, legal, and educational fields
  • Neuroscience

  • cognitive processes
  • visual thinking or visual imagery
  • reading
  • Sign-language Arts

  • ASL poetry (or another sign language)
  • ASL storytelling (or another sign language)
  • traditional South Eastern dance that does "signing" hand symbol (mandras)
  • ASL performances and theatres
  • deaf artists