1995 年 1 巻 p. 77-87
It is very difficult for many Japanese to discriminate some English phonemes such as /r/ and /l/ only through ears. If so, then, how about using eyes to discriminate them like deaf people? This paper reports how deaf people communicate, how speech reading or lip reading is done and how it is taught in deaf schools, and then it examines the applicability of speech reading to Japanese learners of English by using the home video 'Working Girl'. The findings are that it is not impossible but not easy, and yet it is worth trying. There are a lot of things to learn from deaf education.