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Manual Communication: Implications for Education
by Harry Bornstein
Gallaudet University Press, 1990
Cloth: 978-0-930323-57-8 | eISBN: 978-1-56368-219-3
Library of Congress Classification HV2471.M36 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 419

Manual Communication: Implications for Education offers the first authoritative examination of sign systems used in the education of deaf students. Professionals, teachers, and parents will appreciate the individual, expert explanations of:

American Sign Language

Pidgin Sign (Contact Sign)

Signed English

Signing Exact English

Cued Speech.

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.

Harry Bornstein, former Director of the Gallaudet Signed English Project, is now a consultant living in San Francisco, CA.

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