Reading faces and hands: The science of speechreading and sign language

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Manchester Central Library

Saint Peter's Square

Manchester

M2 5PD

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Join us to explore the use of face and hands in communication

When we think of language and communication most of us think of listening to speech. This event shows that information that we see is also important in communication. Seeing the face of a speaker helps us understand the words we hear. In addition, some languages are based entirely on what we see. Signed languages, such as British Sign Language (BSL), use the hands as well as the face and upper body movement to express all the features available in spoken language.

Discover how important seeing the person is in communication! There is something for everyone! Learn how to fingerspell your name, experience an illusion when a speaker's face and voice don't match, play a lipreading game, etc.

This event is part of the 2019 ESRC Festival of Social Science

FREE drop in anytime during the event; registration is recommended

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cheryl.capek@manchester.ac.uk

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Manchester Central Library

Saint Peter's Square

Manchester

M2 5PD

United Kingdom

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