Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/297466
Title:
Samuel Supalla and the ASL-phabet
Author:
Eiffert, Sarah Etta
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Research has shown that Deaf children routinely fall behind their hearing peers in their levels of literacy. In this thesis, I analyze Samuel Supalla’s ASL-phabet, which is a tool that can help improve these literacy levels. I analyze this writing system from a linguistic viewpoint to see how the phonemic information of American Sign Language is encoded in the graphemes of the system. This thesis will also discuss a few critiques of the ASL-phabet, as well as how it is different from other writing systems for American Sign Language.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Linguistics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
McKee, Cecile

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dc.titleSamuel Supalla and the ASL-phabeten_US
dc.creatorEiffert, Sarah Ettaen_US
dc.contributor.authorEiffert, Sarah Ettaen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractResearch has shown that Deaf children routinely fall behind their hearing peers in their levels of literacy. In this thesis, I analyze Samuel Supalla’s ASL-phabet, which is a tool that can help improve these literacy levels. I analyze this writing system from a linguistic viewpoint to see how the phonemic information of American Sign Language is encoded in the graphemes of the system. This thesis will also discuss a few critiques of the ASL-phabet, as well as how it is different from other writing systems for American Sign Language.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguisticsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcKee, Cecile-
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