Signs for CHARACTERS (WRITING)
Meaning: Logograms used in the writing of Chinese and some other Asian languages.
Plural form: Chinese/Japanese characters or ideograms; Asian writing.
Related signs: LOGOGRAM.
Deaf Culture and tidbits
In another experiment, children were asked to write a Chinese pseudo-character each time they observed a lightpoint motion of the written Chinese pseudo-character in the air.
The result above shows a remarkable difference between hearing and Deaf children that deaf signers can detect and interpret moving light characters more accurately than hearing non-signers.
"In this experiment, ... Deaf signers (both Chinese and American) were significantly better than their hearing counterparts at perceiving the underlying segments of these pseudo-characters. Figure 2b [above] shows the contrast between first-grade Chinese hearing and deaf children on this task." (Neville, 1988)." (p 141)
Excerpted from the post on perceptions.