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Elicitation Task




Animated cartoons

Signers first watched an animated cartoon, Canary Row (Warner Bros, 1949), and told a Deaf researcher what happened in the story. Then, signers were asked to watch the same animation episode by episode again, and described each episode to the Deaf researcher.

Book cartoons

Signers were asked to go through a wordless picture book 'Frog, Where are you?' (Mayer, 1969) and retell its content to a Deaf researcher. The whole task is divided into two sessions. First, signers signed the whole story to the Deaf researcher. Then the story is divided into 5 episodes, and the signers were asked to read each episode carefully and tell its content to the Deaf researcher episode by episode.