Definition of oralist in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːr(ə)lɪst


  • Relating to or advocating oralism.
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    • Highly organized and well-funded oralist organizations dominated the field of education in America and many European nations by the early twentieth century as well.
    • But after the Congress of Milan on deaf education oralist approaches gradually became universal.
    • A team formed by Deaf Life investigated the well-known Moscow Institute, and proclaimed it a failed experiment, in essence because of its rigid oralist program.


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  • A profoundly deaf person who uses speech and lip-reading to communicate, rather than sign language.

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