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Definition of the noun Manualism

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  1. A philosophy of education for the deaf, emphasizing visual sign language using the hands
  2. The art of playing music by squeezing air through the hands


  1. Manualism is the art of playing music by squeezing air through the hands. Because the sound produced has a distinctly flatulent tone, such music is usually presented as a form of musical comedy or parody. The musical performer is called a manualist, who may perform a cappella or with instrumental accompaniment.
  2. Manualism is a method of education of deaf students using sign language within the classroom.

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Google previewPractical Otology for the Otolaryngologist (2013)

by Seilesh Babu

Manualism is a system of communication that stresses use of the manual alphabet (finger spelling) and sign language for communication. American Sign Language (Ameslan) has been the language of the deaf population in the United States ...

Google previewThe Limits of Medicine (2006)

by Andrew Stark

But unlike oralism, which is a form of struggle against phenotypic deafness, manualism is a form of struggle that relies on and even accentuates phenotypic deafness." As Mary Ellen Maatman writes, “manual communication marks its users as ...

Google previewThe SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia (2016)

by Genie Gertz, Patrick Boudreault

Manualism refers to the educational philosophy for the Deaf that grew out of 19th century Western discourse that prioritized the use of gesture, fingerspelling, and signs over the practice of teaching deaf students speech and lipreading.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Socialism (2006)

by James C. Docherty, Peter Lamb

Manualism refers to the idea that only manual ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disability (2005)

by Gary L Albrecht

years, manualism also carried with it an evangelical mission, as a way of spreading gospel to those ordinarily considered excluded from its transmission. In the nineteenth century, when the great debates between oralists and manualists first ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communication (2000)

by Marcel Danesi

manualism [< Latin MANUS 'hand'] Ability to use hands to do things as a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Education (1999)

by Richard J. Altenbaugh

or a sign language-based approach (termed manualism). but considerable variations exist within these ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Christian Education (2015)

by George Thomas Kurian, Mark A. Lamport

Manualism posits that deaf people are best educated through the use of signed languages, which originate in the hands of communities of deaf users. Oralism attempts to use the spoken languages of hearing populations to train deaf people ...

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