The descriptions by the acknowledged designer, administrator, or scholar of each system ensures the highest accuracy and thoroughness, distinguishing Manual Communication as a significant, important resource. The first chapter recounts the history of sign language, particularly American Sign Language (ASL), including foreign influences and conflicts about its use. An overview follows, describing factors that affect manual communication, such as learner characteristics. Also, an analysis of a nationwide survey of teachers shows the results of their use of the various forms of manual communication in different settings.THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SEE GROUP Manually Coded English systems developed out of the frustration with problems just described. ... interpreter certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and a leading educational interpreter at the high school level), and me (a deaf teacher of the deaf). ... This panel included Dr. William Stokoe, a pioneer researcher on American Sign Language (ASL).
|Publisher||:||Gallaudet University Press - 1990|