EDUDEAF: Lip-reading or Speech-reading

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Date: Sat, 14 Dec 1996 13:11:38 -0500
Reply-To: mattsche@javanet.com
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From: Matthew Schenker
Subject: "Lip-reading" vs. "Speech-reading"

To: Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF

I am a grant writer at an oral school for the deaf. Recently, in one of my proposals, I used the term "Lip-reading." Some disagreement arose concerning this usage, and I was informed that in fact "Speech-reading" is a more accurate term.

I will leave out the arguments for and against that were raised, so I can hear your unswayed opinions on this matter.

Matt

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Subj: Re: "Lip-reading" vs. "Speech-reading"
Date: 97-01-03 10:36:23 EST
From: dr.j@RDZ.STJOHNS.EDU (Jay Lucker)
Sender: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (A Practical Discussion List Regarding Deaf Education)
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To: EDUDEAF@LSV.UKY.EDU (Multiple recipients of list EDUDEAF)

Dear Matt,

Speech-reading is more in vogue and actually does explain the process better, because the person does do more than just *read lips* during this oral - visual processing task. Lip reading would imply that all the person is doing is "reading the visemes on the speaker's lips." But, anyone who does use Speech-reading will state that he/she:

As such, the person is probably best said to be "reading" speech and not merely reading lips.

dr.j!

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