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ERIC Number: ED063710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 220
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Reference Count: 0
Manual Communication: Fingerspelling and the Language of Signs; A Course of Study Outline for Students.
Babbini, Barbara E.
The student's manual to manual communication, finger spelling and sign language, (For instructor's manual, see EC 042 221) is said to be coordinated with material in the instructor's manual and is designed mainly for use as a workbook for out-of-class review and practice on material previously covered in class. The practice material is designed to reinforce words already learned. Other homework assignments in the manual are described to involve student composition of sentences using words already taught and using words which will be taught, and outside assignments which require the student to become familiar with activities of deaf people in the local community. Additional helpful information in the manual is said to be a history of the language of signs, an explanation of idiosyncratic variations in the language of signs and fingerspelling, and some of the subcultural aspects of what is commonly called the deaf world. The lessons begin wtih an introduction to the language of signs and continues through an intermediate section on the idiomatic language of signs. Generally, each lesson contains word descriptions of pertinent signs, practice sentences, note pages, and homework assignments. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. of Research for Exceptional Children.