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The theory or practice of teaching hearing-impaired or deaf persons to communicate by means of spoken language.

o′ral·ist adj. & n.


1. (Social Welfare) a person who employs or advocates oralism in communicating with people who are deaf
2. (Rhetoric) a person skilled in oration or persuasion
(Social Welfare) of or relating to oralism as a means of communicating with people who are deaf
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However, in the late 1800s the German oralist method increased in popularity and application.
He also was honored for three National and Intra-School Moot Court accomplishments, including Best Oralist at the 2006 Pace University Environmental Law National Moot Competition.
The best oralist was Marcus Maples from the University of Alabama, and the best brief was written by Barry University School of Law in Orlando.
By 1899, 40%, and, by 1919, 80%, of deaf students were educated by oralist methods.
Brummett also won runner-up best oralist in the preliminary rounds.
UM was represented by students Annabelle Nahra, who won the Best Oralist Award, Douglas Stamm, and Betsy Havens.
O'Neill was also named Best Overall Oralist, the highest individual award given in the competition, which was held in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the court.
In addition to Stetson winning the competition, Aisha Sanchez, also of Stetson University, won the 2009 Vis Florida Pre-Moot Best Oralist Award.
The team also took home the Best Brief Award, and Chris Bonifay won the award for Best Oralist in the final round.
Coastal Law's winning team was rounded out by oralist Jason Sexton.
Christian and Williams were both recognized with an honorable mention for best oralist and Stetson took third place for the best respondent's memorandum.
Stetson student Kathryn Christian also won the award for best oralist.