Repetition Tests

These tests required some revision from the original tests. Some of the words used in that list did not have lexical signs for them or the signs were not national enough in nature (see our discussion about regional signs in the appendix section, or click here).

It is worth mentioning here that our studies have shown that repetition of phrases seems to be something that even our healthy control subjects have more variance in their performance than the hearing subjects do. There may be a number of reasons for this ranging from increased load on working memory (a single sign takes longer to produce than a single spoken word) to lack of repetition exercises as a child.

Adaptation: Some items have been replaced for lack of a lexical sign or for too much regional variation in the lexical sign.

For more information on the notation conventions used, click here.

Here are the instructions and the list of words we use:

NOW, ME SIGN WORD, YOU COPY, SIGN AGAIN SAME-ME, EXACTLY. UNDERSTAND?
'I will sign a word. Repeat after me exactly. Understand?'

NOW PRACTICE ONE: BOY correct them if necessary

ONE-MORE: YELLOW correct if necessary

UNDERSTAND, OK? START NOW

BED

AIRPLANE

WHAT (using both hands with the 5 handshape)

PURPLE

GREEN

W

15

1776

BEAUTIFUL[intense]

CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT

NOW, ME SHORT SENTANCE, YOU COPY, SIGN AGAIN SAME-ME, EXACTLY. UNDERSTAND?
'I will sign a short sentence. Again, repeat after me exactly. Understand?'

NOW PRACTICE ONE: ME LOVE PLAY++ correct them if necessary
'I love to play all the time'

ONE-MORE: MAN HIS CAR CLEAN; LOOK NEW correct if necessary
'That man's car is so clean, it looks brand new.

UNDERSTAND, OK? START NOW

GIRL FEEL SAD
MOUSE LIKE MILK
YESTERDAY BEAUTIFUL DAY
BOOKS STACKED
WEDNESDAYS, UNCLE TEND COME VISIT
TWO CHILDREN PLAY TOGETHER
MAN TAKE WIFE OUT EAT
BOY MUST GO SCHOOL
GIRL COME HOME WANT EAT
WOMAN GO-THERE; STEAL MILK
TEACHER SAID MUST FINISH HOMEWORK MONDAY
BIRD YELLOW MAKE NEST IN TREE
TOMORROW BOY GO-TO STORE, BUY FOOD
TALL MAN LOVE PLAYING BASKETBALL
MORNING MOTHER READY MAKE COFFEE FOR FATHER
FATHER BUILT HOUSE, JUST FINISHED, WOW BEAUTIFUL

 

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