Linguistics Department

Brown Bag Talk - Robert Englebretson

Basics of Braille Reading and Writing: Why Researching Braille Matters for the Cognitive and Reading Sciences

Mon, November 25, 2019 | RLP 1.302C

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

In this informal talk, I will present an overview of braille as a writing system, and will discuss why researching braille is relevant for the cognitive and reading sciences. I will briefly discuss the history and development of braille, and show video examples of braille being read and written. I will highlight ongoing areas of research on perception, cognition, and linguistic representation related to braille script and orthography, and will discuss how these questions may bear on braille literacy and pedagogy. This discussion will flesh out many of the foundational background issues that motivate the specific research on sublexical structure that I will be presenting in my subsequent colloquium. 

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