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1 LING 2013 LINGUISTICS I NATHALIE F. MARTIN Sign Language

2 Today:  Video: “Beauty Beyond Words”  Special guest speaker – Alyson MacMillan  Different facts about Sign language

3 Bible Tranlation and Written Sign Language? Video : Wycliffe

4 DO YOU KNOW ANY WORDS? Words and Expressions

5 CHALLENGE !!! D ID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT SING LANGUAGES ? Y ES, THERE ARE …  During this presentation we will speak of a few … CHALLENGE:  How many different sign languages can you notice/find?  Write them down to share at the end of class.

6 Manually coded English vs American Sign Language

7 Fingerspelling– ASL & British

8 Fingerspelling – Langue des signes français

9 Words Lexicon: (ASL) (French) Terminology: (French)

10 Hand Configuration Hand configuration is very important. Not to be mistaken … Langue des signes francaise

11 Orientation, Placement and Mouvement Orientation, placement and mouvement are very important! Langue des signes francaise

12 Orientation, Placement and Mouvement Orientation, placement and mouvement are very important! American Sign Language

13 Syntax I + ask + PAST + John + for + the + card + plural American Sign Language

14 Morphology What about morphology? Do you think that learning sign language involves some kind of morphological knowledge?  Number – ex: singular or plural?  Distributiontional aspects – ex: each, certain, etc.  Temporal aspects – ex: for a long time, regularly, over and over  Temporal focus – ex: starting to, gradually, etc.  Manner – ex: with ease, with difficulty, slowly  Degree – ex: a little, a bit very, excessively  Reciprocyty - Indicates mutual relationships or actions  Index – changes person reference for verbs American Sign Language

15 Verb Tense British Sign Language

16 Verb Tense Orientation, placement and mouvement are very important! American Sign Language

17 Colloquialisms in Sign Language (ASL) American Sign Language

18 Transcription of Sign Language Hand shape = DEZ (designator) Type of motion = SIG (signation) Location = TAB (tabula) Palm orientation = ORI

19 Web Sites  Websites (Sign languages of the world): Wycliffe: mer-sample.pdf mer-sample.pdf JAARS:  Websites (ASL):

20 L ANGUAGE ACCQUISITION MATTERS C OMPARE HOW SOMEONE WOULD ACQUIRE SPOKEN LANGUAGE VERSUS S IGN L ANGUAGE. What would be similar? What would be different?

21 CHALLENGE !!! CHALLENGE:  How many different sign languages did you notice/find during this presentation?


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