ERIC Number: EJ228083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Perceptual Confusions of the Manual Alphabet by Naive, Trained, and Familiar Users.
Hawes, M. Dixie; Danhauer, Jeffrey L.
Sign Language Studies, n27 p123-42 Sum 1980
An investigation of the confusion resulting from reliance on visual perceptual teachers in the identification of dactylemes (handshapes) in the American Manual Alphabet (MA) is reported. A hierarchy of errors varying with subjects' degree of expertness in the MA is established. This can help manual communication teachers develop techniques for differentiation among hard configurations. (PMJ)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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