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Enabling sign language instruction with technology: the case of developing a computerized learning tool for Ghanaian Sign Language (GhSL)

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dc.contributor.author Osei, Diana Dayaka
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-24T13:42:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-24T13:42:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11988/156
dc.description Thesis submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, April 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Ghanaian Sign Language (GhSL) is a developing language in the sense that not much is known about it within or outside Ghana. The fact that GhSL is closely-related to American Sign Language (ASL) means that, knowledge of ASL can help one communicate with the Ghanaian Deaf. However, there exist Ghanaian-specific signs that are not available in ASL. This paper presents the Ghanaian Interactive Sign Language (GISL) Tutor, the first computer-based tutor for GhSL designed to teach GhSL vocabulary of Ghanaian-specific signs. Ghanaians who tested the tutor during its iteration stage expressed that they want more Ghanaian signs to be available on the tutor. The purpose of the GISL Tutor is therefore to make Ghanaian-specific signs accessible to anyone interested in learning GhSL for reception and expression. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Ashesi University College en_US
dc.subject computer-based technology en_US
dc.subject Ghanaian sign language instruction en_US
dc.subject receptive/expressive learning en_US
dc.subject hand shapes en_US
dc.subject signing en_US
dc.subject fingerspelling en_US
dc.title Enabling sign language instruction with technology: the case of developing a computerized learning tool for Ghanaian Sign Language (GhSL) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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