American Sign Language

American Sign Language - Reading Abilities in Deaf Signers...

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Reading Abilities in Deaf Signers of American Sign Language (ASL) Into to ASL Orientation to language modality and reading Tour of ASL / reading experiment No universal sign language o ASL, BSL, LSQ Not a spoken language in signed form o Although they do share an alphabet Fingerspelling is common factor People use both visual and auditory routes Phonology is the sound route o One ‘phony’ changed can change a word Ex. Cat becomes bat 43 phenomes vs. 26 letters ‘the’ /th/ /e/ ‘fox’ /f/ /o/ /k/ /s/ ‘s’ (cats, dogs, houses) o Different phonemes for different languages Smallest sounds that change meaning of word No /r/ /l/ distinction in native Japanese speakers o Allows 2x the input as deaf people o No phony means Most deaf people graduate high school with a gr. 4 reading  average Galladet University
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course PSYCH 1000 taught by Professor Atkinson during the Spring '09 term at UWO.

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