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Query Details


Query Subject:   Can you read lips (English)?
Author:   Eleni Paparidou
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Translation

Query:   I am a postgraduate student at Salford University. I would really
appreciate your help if possible. If you know how to lip read, can you
become a participant to my online test?

The link is
http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=lip-reading-from-
pugh--3d-animated-character-2

The test takes almost 20 minute to complete. This project focuses on
lip reading and deafness. The question of the online test is: Can you lip
read from a 3D animated character as well as from a real person?

I would be very grateful if you could participate or forward this test to
anyone who knows how to lip read. It is very difficult to recruit
participants and that is why I would be very glad if you could help me.
This research is done in order to see if we can built a 3D software
programme for deaf children in UK.
LL Issue: 22.3907
Date posted: 06-Oct-2011



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