JULI: LINGUISTIC INDEX
linguistic index, online interface
juli.cargo.site

If anything were to happen to my parents, there would be no-one left who could comfortably engage and receive my sister in conversation. The McGuire Memorial and EOC (Employment Option Center) have requested an audio CD with side-by-side verbal pronunciations of the words in my sister’s vocabulary, spoken both by her and a non-handicapped person, to eventually serve as her surrogate.

Of course, literacy in Juli’s linguistic system is complex and non-commodifiable unlike commercial language resources such as Rosetta Stone.

As her sister, I am initiating an online index which beings to navigate the complexities of her communications: an impossible guidebook, but a resource nonetheless.

She hears us, we just have a hard time hearing her.



subtitled, animated GIFs



The interface includes:

-contextualizing conversational video footage.
-subtitled GIFs where sign language is used, both standardized by ASL and not.
-soundbytes of verbal pronunciations.
-footnotes which aim to contextualize and/or categorize the origin of Juli’s verbal and signified representations.

The index currently accounts only for Juli’s daily narrative in care and activities. It will be maintained, updated, and streamlined as necessary.

This is a work in progress. I am currently working to produce phonetic transcriptions of her speech using the IPA.





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