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American sign language vocabulary: computer aided instruction for non-signers

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American sign language vocabulary: computer aided instruction for non-signers
In this paper we present the results of a study designed to evaluate the computer-based methods of learning American Sign Language (ASL). We describe a method including an initial instruction session along with receptive and generative language tests which were administered after a week-long retention interval. We show a strong correlations (=.62, =.57) between the initial session's instruction and the receptive and generative levels of vocabulary signing. Based on the results of our experiment, we establish a baseline for further exploration of ASL vocabulary acquisition and identify further paths for language based instruction. Categories and Subject Descriptors K.3.1 [Computing Milieux]: Computers and Education-Computer-assisted instruction General Terms Languages, Human factors, Experimentation Keywords Sign Language, computer assisted language learning
Valerie Henderson-Summet, Kimberly Weaver, Tracy L
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ASSETS
Authors Valerie Henderson-Summet, Kimberly Weaver, Tracy L. Westeyn, Thad Starner
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