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Title: The Variation of Hand Signal Used in the Deaf Community in Salatiga
Authors: Sofyani, Dita Asmara
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Program Studi Sastra Bahasa Inggris FBS-UKSW
Abstract: The Variation of Hand Signal Used in the Deaf Community in Salatiga Language can be learned because there is verbal linguistic input. But this process does not occur in deaf people. This causes them to become mute. So they use hand signals to communicate with others. But different hand signals can convey different meanings. It depends on the location, movement and shape. The same shape of some hand signals with different location or movement can convey different meaning. This make hand signal has several variations. This research aims to identify the hand signal variations in the deaf community in Salatiga, to find out the factors which influence their hand signal usage and to describe the impact of the variatons within the deaf community.To find out the variations, the words of Swadesh are used. 40 out of 100 words are chosen. This research observed 15 respondents to find out the hand signal variations, and interviewed them to identify the social background that might have influenced the variations. The social background includes: social class including family background and education, gender and age are identified. From the data identified there are some variations in hand signal usage. From some words the variations could happen until five variations, but there are some words which have no variations. Beside different location, movement and shape influence the variations, different social background also influence the variations. For an examples different education background influenced t he acquisition of hand signal because each school has different way to teach deaf children.This variation could make missunderstanding among deaf people. But they overcome this problem with learn hand signal together in deaf community. If they don’t know the meaning of a sign, they ask and apply it in communication.
URI: http://repository.uksw.edu/handle/123456789/11075
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