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- What are some literary genres in ASL?
- Sign songs
- Percussion signing
- Translated songs
- Stories with Constraints
- ABC stories
- number stories
- worded handshape stories
- set handshape stories
- personal experience
- cinematographic stories
- folk tales
- translated works
- original fiction
- What are ABC stories?
Stories with handshapes that follow the order of letters in the finger spelled alphabet
- What are number stories?
A story following number signs in numerical order, usually 1-10.
- What is percussion signing?
Arranging signs to certain beats (one, two...one,two/one,two,three). Percussion signing is used to create a sense of unity in the crowd. Mostly used for fight songs and cheers.
- Can a sign poem “rhyme”? How?
Yes. Repetition of handshape, same movement, facial expression, and location.
- Do profoundly deaf people have a concept of sound? Yes
- What percentage of deaf high school graduates read at a 4th grade level?
- More than half read at 4th grade level ~ 60%
- Only 10% read past an 8th grade level
- What is some evidence supporting phonological processing by deaf readers?
- Deaf readers do have phonological processing.
- We know this because they can read nonsense words. (phonologically similar test= harder to remember words that are not phonologically related)
- What is some evidence that deaf people do not use phonology to read?
Eye-tracking evidence. If it is orthologically related, they do well. If it has to do with phonology, they do not do well.
- What are some non-phonological strategies that deaf people might use to read?
- orthographic code: words decoded by visual patterns
- whole word reading with support from sentence constructs
- sign based codes/ fingerspelling of a sign language
- cued speech and reading : visually represents phonology
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