By Kristin Mulrooney
Decode ASL with tips from a Gallaudet college professor and a worthwhile DVD. nice as a complement to a high-school or collage. path or for self-study, American signal Language. Demystified walks you step by step in the course of the basics. of this visible language. At your individual speed, you'll study uncomplicated grammar buildings, become aware of the nuances of physique language in ASL, grasp tips on how to exhibit time as opposed to verb demanding in different languages, and construct an invaluable ASL vocabulary of symptoms and phrases.. through the ebook you could visual display unit your growth via self-tests, and a accomplished ultimate examination on the finish of the e-book supplies speedy suggestions on new language abilities. The ebook additionally beneficial properties a hundred and fifty photographs of signing in growth in addition to a 90-minute DVD of words and conversations in ASL.
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How facial expressions are used to provide discursive information. 5. How facial expressions are used to convey a character. 6. How the body is used to produce lexical signs. 7. How the body is used to indicate different signers. 8. How the body is used to indicate different topics in a discussion. 9. How the body is used to demonstrate a physical action. 10. How the body is used to demonstrate a character. QUIZ 1. True or false: Facial expressions are used to identify basic sentence structures in ASL.
Conditional sentences are those that have an “if-then” situation. ” The equivalent of this sentence in ASL would look like this: cond TOMORROW RAIN GAME CANCEL The NMS looks nearly like the one used to mark topics: the eyebrows are raised, the head is tilted, and the nonmanual signal only occurs with the ﬁrst two signs, TOMORROW and RAIN—the “if” portion of the sentence. ” This NMS is produced while maintaining direct eye contact with the addressee and 54 American Sign Language Demystiﬁed a frown or serious expression.
In this example, the glossed sentence would look like this: y/n PRO HOME 52 American Sign Language Demystiﬁed Some questions require more than a yes/no answer. ” In English, we use the words who, what, when, where, why, or how in these questions. ASL has lexical signs for these concepts as well (you will learn more about them and other types of questions in Chapter 8). In addition, however, the question must be produced with the correct nonmanual signal. In the nonmanual signal that accompanies WH- questions, the eyebrows are furrowed, and the head and torso are shifted slightly forward.
American Sign Language Demystified by Kristin Mulrooney