Sub-project: Cultural Heritage

The aim of the sub-project "Cultural Heritage" is to document the linguistic and cultural heritage of elderly Deaf people in Germany and other European countries. For that purpose, guided interviews with elderly Deaf people from all over Germany will be conducted and archived. This systematic survey, its digital archiving, and the annotation and scientific evaluation of these life stories is a historical, cultural, social and linguistic necessity. The projects objective is to achieve a preservation and a better understanding of the language and the culture of this specific cultural and linguistic minority.