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Sign language interpretation definition

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 10:50:20 -0600
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Our current definition .. 

 

sign language interpretation 

Providing the translation and meaning of spoken words into specific
gestures, hand positions, and hand movements.

 

.. doesn't quite make sense.  It says "Translation and meaning".    What is
translation if it isn't meaning/?? 

 Also sign language is more than hands.

 

How about:

 

sign language interpretation 

translation of spoken words into a language that uses a simultaneous
combination of handshapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or
body, and facial expressions to convey meaning rather than sound.

 


Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Depts of Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
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Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Depts of Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
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