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Analyzing the Problems of Sign Language Following Korean Language System According to the Linguistic Characteristics of Korean Sign Language

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2006, 7(2), pp.107-125
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

장진석 1

1나사렛대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to analyze the Problems of Sign Language following Korean Language System according to the Linguistic Characteristics of Korean Sign Language. The result of analyzation is found as followings;First, Korean Sign Language has the characteristics of ① naturalization in being formed and being used in deafs' lives, ② expressions by briefed signs in the space instead of sound language, ③ understanding its meanings by seeing, ④ classifiers, ⑤ onomatopoeia , ⑥ rhythm as like in sound language, ⑦ other's role shift, and ⑧ that deafs especially like to use it and it is proper to deaf's communication tool.Second, the designed Sign Language following Korean language system ① is not natural and briefing in being formed and expressions, ② doesn't have compound linguistic factors, ③ limitation, stiff and proper in expressions in space, Classifiers, onomatopoeia, rhythm and role shift, ④ the deafs especially dislike to use it, ⑤ that they respect the natural sign language more than the designed sign language in other country such as USA.In conclusion, as Sign Language following Korean Language System has many problems, it is expectable that the educational system of sign language must be studied in whole sides of it.

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