Thesis Title

Comprehension of Signed English and American Sign Language Stories By Deaf Children

Date of Graduation

Summer 1992

Degree

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Committee Chair

Liebertz Onn

Subject Categories

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Abstract

This study compared the comprehension of two stories, one in American Sign Language (ASL) and one in Signed English (SE) by young deaf students. After viewing the stories on videotape, the students answered a series of comprehension questions. Results indicated that there was no significant difference between the overall comprehension scores of the two stories, although individual differences were noted. There was a significant relationship between the subjects' Signed English comprehension scores and their ages and reading levels. Further reserarch should investigate the contribution of the reception of features of each language to comprehension.

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© Robin L Evans

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