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American Sign Language

American Sign Language  

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A communication system for deaf people in the US in which meaning is conveyed by hand signals and the positions of the hands relative to the upper part of the body. See also sign language. Compare ...
British Sign Language

British Sign Language  

A communication system for deaf people in the UK in which meaning is conveyed by hand signals and the positions of the hands relative to the upper part of the body. See also Makaton, sign language. ...
cherology

cherology  

A term coined in the 1960s, by analogy with phonology, to denote the study of sign language. See also American Sign Language, British Sign Language. [From chereme a basic contrastive unit in a sign ...
dactylology

dactylology  

A type of sign language in which each letter of the alphabet has its own special sign. Also called finger spelling. [From Greek daktylos a finger + logos word or discourse]
fingerspelling

fingerspelling  

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Linguistics
A gestural means of representing an orthography, fingerspelling as used by the deaf community in the United States is a one‐handed system in which each letter of the English alphabet ...
language

language  

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1. The phenomenon of human symbolic communication, including speech, writing, and sign language. In face-to-face interaction, language is arguably inseparable from nonverbal communication, often ...
Makaton

Makaton  

A simplified sign language, based on British Sign Language but internationally recognized, specifically designed for people with learning difficulties of all kinds and their parents and carers, ...
mediated communication

mediated communication  

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1. Often a synonym for mass communication through the mass media, as distinguished from interpersonal communication.2. Interpersonal communication using a technological medium of communication such ...
non-verbal communication

non-verbal communication  

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1. A synonym for body language.2. Any system of communication other than speech or writing: for instance, sign language or visual language.
text

text  

The actual wording of a written work, as distinct from a reader's (or theatrical director's) interpretation of its story, theme, subtext, etc.; or a specific work chosen as the object of analysis. ...
verbal communication

verbal communication  

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Human interaction through the use of words, or messages in linguistic form. Colloquial usage refers to speech (oral communication), especially face-to-face, but academic usage includes mediated ...

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