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LING 2013 LINGUISTICS I NATHALIE F. MARTIN Sign Language
Today: Video: “Beauty Beyond Words” Special guest speaker – Alyson MacMillan Different facts about Sign language
Bible Tranlation and Written Sign Language? Video : Wycliffe
DO YOU KNOW ANY WORDS? Words and Expressions
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.
Manually coded English vs American Sign Language
Fingerspelling– ASL & British
Fingerspelling – Langue des signes français
Words Lexicon: (ASL) (French) Terminology: (French)
Hand Configuration Hand configuration is very important. Not to be mistaken … Langue des signes francaise
Orientation, Placement and Mouvement Orientation, placement and mouvement are very important! Langue des signes francaise
Orientation, Placement and Mouvement Orientation, placement and mouvement are very important! American Sign Language
Syntax I + ask + PAST + John + for + the + card + plural American Sign Language
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
Verb Tense British Sign Language
Verb Tense Orientation, placement and mouvement are very important! American Sign Language
Colloquialisms in Sign Language (ASL) American Sign Language
Transcription of Sign Language Hand shape = DEZ (designator) Type of motion = SIG (signation) Location = TAB (tabula) Palm orientation = ORI
Web Sites Websites (Sign languages of the world): Wycliffe: mer-sample.pdf mer-sample.pdf JAARS: Websites (ASL):
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?
CHALLENGE !!! CHALLENGE: How many different sign languages did you notice/find during this presentation?