ERIC Number: ED042293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
New Signs for Instructional Purposes. Final Report.
Bornstein, H.; Kannapell, B. M.
To expand sign language for simultaneous use along with fingerspelling and speech, signs were created for English terms frequently used in the classroom. Those signs judged very good or excellent in clarity and appearance were retained and selected ones taught by closed circuit television to Gallaudet students. Entering preparatory students recognized the English equivalent of about 66% of 92 new signs upon initial presentation. Seven months later they recognized about 75%. Upperclassmen were taught signs for specific subject matter in 12 areas and recognized about 80% initially. It was suggested that their higher rate of recognition resulted from increased familiarity with sign language and with the subject content. A listing is provided of the terms developed. (Author/JD)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC.