|Born||September 14, 1937|
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||August 11, 2021 (aged 83)|
|Known for||Creating a new rhetoric of Deaf identity, involving recognition of Deaf culture and American Sign Language|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Eileen Paul|
|Alma mater||Gallaudet University (Bachelor of Science), Georgetown University, (Doctor of Philosophy)|
|Thesis||Language Choice Reflects Identity Choice|
|Doctoral advisor||Roger Shuy|
|Institutions||Gallaudet University, Community College of Baltimore County|
Barbara Kannapell (September 14, 1937 – August 11, 2021) was a public intellectual, activist and sociolinguist who was the first to promote bilingualism as an educational philosophy for the education of Deaf students.
- Seelye, Katharine Q. 2021. Barbara Kannapell, 83, an Activist in the Deaf World. New York Times (August 26, 2021), Section A, p. 20.
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