Ch_16 - COMD 2050 Chapter 16: Sign Language Sign language...

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COMD 2050 Chapter 16: Sign Language
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Sign language American Sign Language = Ameslan = ASL Deaf children of deaf parents who use ASL acquire it naturally Used by approx 500,000 people in the US.
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Alternate sign languages A system of gestures developed by speakers for limited communication in a specific context where speech cannot be used. Users have a spoken language Using set of simple gestures to communicate a limited number of short messages in a special situation
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Examples Gestures that traders use in commodities exchanges Hand signals used by soldiers during battle Signals used in baseball
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Primary sign language A primary sign language like ASL is the first language of a group of people that do not have access to a spoken language. Only in the last few decades has ASL come to be treated as a natural language like English or Spanish.
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Oralism For most of the 20 th century, the philosophy of deaf education was oralism. Oralism: requiring deaf children to practice English speech sounds and learn to lipread.
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Oralism Estimated that less than 10% of children taught using this method learn to speak English and only about 4% learn to lipread proficiently.
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Signed English Simultaneous method:
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2009 for the course COMD 2050 taught by Professor Collins during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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Ch_16 - COMD 2050 Chapter 16: Sign Language Sign language...

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