dactylology


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dac·ty·lol·o·gy

 (dăk′tə-lŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The use of the fingers and hands to communicate and convey ideas, as in the manual alphabet used by hearing-impaired and speech-impaired people.

dactylology

(ˌdæktɪˈlɒlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
(Communications & Information) the method of using manual sign language, as in communicating with deaf people

dac•ty•lol•o•gy

(ˌdæk təˈlɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
[1650–60]

dactylology

the science of communicating by sign language using the hands and fingers.
See also: Fingers and Toes
the science of manual sign language, as for use in communicating with the deaf. — dactylotogist, n.dactylologic, dactylological, adj.
See also: Gesture
the technique of communicating through signs made with the fingers, as in the manual alphabet for the deaf.
See also: Deafness

dactylology

The practice of using manual sign language, as in communicating with people with hearing impairment.
Translations
dactilologia

dac·ty·lol·o·gy

n. dactilología, lenguaje mímico o por señas.
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It details the language plan created by NAD leaders to preserve the original form of signing that reflected the sign language of the founders; the biographies of each sign master and their contributions to the films; the lexicon and morphology of early ASL; the history of dactylology and its role and influence in the morphological system and the loan-sign and name-sign systems; and the historical context for the grammar of early ASL.
As he speaks, his bound hands wave in some inborn dactylology.
The following strategies for improving their phonological components are emphasized: dactylology, lip reading, cochlear implants, cued-speech, sign language and kinesthetic stimulation.