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Posts Tagged: sign language

Queen of That Universe

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The realm of sound yields to me, sits at my feet. I can switch on. Or not.

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Read My Lips (Or At Least Try To, It’s Pretty Difficult)

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For Stanford Magazine, Stanford master’s student Rachel Kolb describes what it’s like navigating the world of the hearing when you were born deaf, with a particular focus on reading lips. As it turns out, lip-reading isn’t nearly as accurate as movies and TV shows make it out to be—especially if the speaker has a foreign accent. […]

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Beyond the “Hang Loose” Sign

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Sign languages are just as rich as spoken languages, with their own grammar, slang, and regional peculiarities. American Sign Language is distinct from French and Kenyan and Peruvian Sign Languages—and, as was recently discovered, from Hawaiian Sign Language. Linda Lambrecht, a sign-language instructor at Kapiolani Community College who is fluent in both ASL and its […]

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