Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Although a bit "retro" at face value, the previous post on the impact of patterning on sign language memory access (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110322105438.htm), suggests that having learners practice (haptic-anchored) word lists such as those linked above, even of semantically unrelated words, may have some real value, especially in dealing with fossilized pronunciation where the "felt sense" of a word must be replaced. Imagine! Decontextualized, dis-integrated pronunciation work! We will figure out a way to test that hypothesis--soon!