News Release 11-026 - Video
An example of a homesigner retelling a story in a number narrative task.
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An example of a homesigner retelling a story in a number narrative task. The homesigner retells the following story: Ten sheep are in a pen, which the homesigner represents as nine (four fingers on his right hand, five on his left hand). Five of the sheep run out of the pen, which the homesigner represents as four fingers on his right hand, and five sheep remain in the pen, represented as five fingers on his left hand. One sheep is killed by a wolf, represented by onefinger on his right hand, and the other sheep represented first with four fingers and then three fingers on his right hand run back into the pen.
Credit: Courtesy of Elizabet Spaepen, University of Chicago