American Sign Language Video Comprehension Testing in the Ethiopian Deaf Community

Statement of Responsibility:
Jordan, Linda and Jillian Netzley
Date:
2012
Abstract:

The main purpose of this research was to determine whether the Deaf of Ethiopia could understand and use literature videotaped in American Sign Language (ASL), which is related to Ethiopian Sign Language (ESL). This was investigated by means of a Video Recorded Text Test (VRTT) using both translated scripture and original literature in ASL. The results show quite low comprehension of the videotaped material by Ethiopian test subjects. Further research will be needed to investigate dialect differences among signers of ESL.

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30 pages
Subject:
Language surveys
Country:
Ethiopia
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