Preface to Web Edition
This World Wide Web edition of GCSP is the author's response to repeated
requests for a second edition which would feature the same practice
materials but in a more "user-friendly" format. To be candid, the "no
frills" first edition was a noble attempt to publish a very specialized text
in the 1980's that anyone could afford to purchase. So how could one get
around the skyrocketing print and paper costs of the late 1990's? Simple.
Ask the Academic Computer Center at the University of Rhode Island for space
on its web server -- and GIVE it away! Well...there are limits:
There are some changes in this 1997 Web edition:
- Are you free to download any and all portions of this manual for your
personal instruction? The answer is "Yes."
- Are you free to publish all or any portion of this manual as a CD-ROM or
floppy disk or to reprint lessons for a FEE of any kind? The answer is "No."
The author holds the 1984 and 1997 copyrights for this manual, for the
Basic Cued Speech Proficiency Rating (both the U.S. and Australian
versions), and the Cued Speechreading Tests. None of these may be
altered or reproduced in any form without the author's written permission.
This writer is indebted to many people for making this Web edition possible:
- Page numbers haven given way to links which make getting around in the
manual a breeze. Obviously you are into links -- or you wouldn't be here!
- Illustrations of cues have been added which are underneath the text for
the clicking. We did it this way to allow readers "rapid transit" at all
times. No waiting for "gif's" and "jpg's" unless you want to see them. And
they have been kept small to save byte space. The only exception is the page of diphthongs. The author didn't have access to
animation, so the dual cue images appear side-by-side. We're working on
animation. Be patient!
- Solutions to some of the practice exercises are provided by just
clicking on the word in question. Anything that is blue
and underlined is a link to someplace else -- except the one just
- Practice materials for liaison have been expanded to meet the needs of
many cuers who "flunked miserably" that section of the BCSPR.
- There will be a "Cued Speech Users Forum" which will report problems or
special advantages which individuals have found when using this manual. It
is not on line as yet, but please let us know how we can improve GCSP. The
author expects to spend the next year correcting the mistakes that HE
discovers. Nothing in the manual is "written in stone."
- There will be links and references to other Cued Speech resources
including the N
ational Cued Speech Association. However, those who live within driving
distance of the Library Media Center at the University of Rhode Island
should know that audiocassette lessons and a videotape demonstration of Cued
Speech (along with "hard" copies of the 1984 GCSP) are available for use in
the Center or on overnight loan.
- To Professor Ted Kellogg of the Department of Education at URI who
loaned me one of his interns in 1995 who taught me the basics of hypertext
writing for the Web.
- To intern Pat O'Donnell, a patient and understanding teacher, who let a
70-year-old "student" discover concepts at his own pace. He wonders if her
English classes at Tolman High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, know what
a treasure they have in their midst!
- To Dave Clayton in the URI Academic Computer Center who has graciously
pointed out my mistakes in design and execution for two years and who can
spot a missing /./
or quotation mark and a misplaced (/) instantly. Dave never lets his
technical competence get in the way of his humanity. Thanks, Dave.
- And to Jerry Haendiges in Whittier, California. We've never met, but his
design ideas have complemented many of the articles I
have written for his Web site. I have learned much from seeing how he put my
vague notions into practical visual expression. I have borrowed shamelessly
from his artistry. If something strikes the reader as visually creative --
it was probably Jerry's idea!
- To my colleagues in the Department of Communicative Disorders and
especially the graduate students who served as research assistants over a
20-year period. From Martia B. Goode, Ruth Chilson, Lisa Fugere, Loomie
Fong , Brenda Mallicote, Elissa Yoken and many others whose names escape me
at the moment -- you were a tremendous help with the identification of
common learning problems among cuers.
- And not the least, to Dr. R. Orin Cornette who in retirement continues
to be a vital resource, inspiration, and critic whenever I ask for