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Glossing What is it?.  Historically there was no written form for ASL.  Only recently has ASL become a written language, though this system has not.

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1 Glossing What is it?

2  Historically there was no written form for ASL.  Only recently has ASL become a written language, though this system has not yet gained acceptance with all signers.  Since ASL is not written, Deaf people have relied on the written formats of the spoken languages used around them.  A Deaf person in the United States signs in ASL but writes in English.

3  Over the years a written system has been developed by ASL teachers and researchers to translate signs into a basic form of English, this system is called glossing.  Using one language to write another has its limitations but doing so can be a quick way to convey concepts.  The first step is translating each sign into an English equivalent.

4  English Sentence:  What is your name?  ASL Gloss:  YOU NAME WHAT YOU?  Each glossed word is always written in capitalized letters.

5 YOU DO…  Practice glossing one-word glosses: 1.Hello 2.Yes 3.Name 4.Tired 5.Deaf 1.Nice 2.Understand 3.Friend 4.Fine 5.Good

6 MMany signs can’t be glossed using just one English word. Use hyphens between each segment to show a single concept. EExample: GIVE-ME EExample: DON’T-KNOW

7 You Do…  Practice glossing the signed words

8  Before glossing a fingerspelled word you will write “fs-” you capitalize the fingerspelled term but not the “fs-”  Example: fs-BUS  Example: fs-JOHN

9  Using the index finger to point to a person, place, or thing is called deixis.  Abbreviate this with IX, and follow with another gloss or name of person to whom you are pointing.  You can also add he, she, or it in lower- case letters after IX.  Example: IX-Mom  Example: IX-he  Example: IX-fs-JILL

10 You Do…  Practice signing the following glosses:  ME NAME fs-SARA. IX-he NAME fs-SEAN IX- he.  IX-she LEARN SIGN-LANGUAGE IX-she.  IX-he WANT MEET YOU  IX LAST NAME fs-COOPER IX.  fs-MARC DEAF. IX-he MY FRIEND IX-he.  IX-she NAME fs-TARA IX-she.  IX HARD-OF-HEARING IX.  IX-he BUSY IX-he.  IX-she NAME fs-RITA IX-she.  IX SICK IX.

11 You Do…  Practice glossing the following sentences.  He is Deaf.  She is Mary  He is confused.  She is Kelly.  He is hearing.

12  Glossing classifiers requires two parts. Gloss the classifier with “CL:” then add the concept described by the classifier in English.  Example: CL :Bent V “person sitting down”

13 You Do…  Practice glossing the following.  Motorcycle on a bumpy road.  Walking upstairs  Yesterday you got in a car accident  Walking away  Two people walking towards you.

14  When there are two or more parts to a single sign, use a + between each sign.  Example: SUN+SHINE  Example: MLK+DAY

15 We Do…  Possessive signs like his, hers, its, and theirs have “POSS-” written before the sign.  Example: POSS-hers  Her book.  My favorite  His birthday is in February  Is this water yours?

16  Non-manual signals formed by the eyebrows, head, and lips must be included.  First, draw a line above the glossed sentence, followed by specific descriptions for the non-manual signal written above the glossed term that uses the NMS. ___confused___  Example: ME DON’T-KNOW

17  When the same NMS is used throughout a sentence, such as the WH-Face or the Question Maker, write the NMS at the beginning and end of the sentence. wh wh  Example: YOU NAME WHAT YOU?

18 You Do…  Practice glossing WH Questions:  Where?  What?  You live where?  Who?  You?

19  Raising they eyebrows to ask a yes/no question is written with a q over the gloss. _q_  Example: YOU  WH questions are shown by writing wh or whq over the gloss. _whq_  Example: WHERE  Write above the gloss the word mouthed by the lips for signs that have non-manual signals attached to them. __cha__  Example: CL:CLAW

20 We Do…  Gloss the following adding Non-Manual Signals  Don’t  Don’t Understand  Hi  Mad  Question  Yes  Nice to meet you  Are you Kris?

21 You Do…  Insert the appropriate Non-Manual Signals into each glossed sentence:  WEEKEND DO-DO YOU?  YOU fs-CHRIS HUH?  TURN-OFF-VOICE  NO ME-NOT HEARING ME-NOT  YOU HUNGRY HUH?

22  Use the ++ symbol for the signs that are repeated or show a recurring action.  Example: MEET-MANY-PEOPLE++  Approach glossing as a labeling exercise: Label only what is signed and its corresponding non-manual signals.  Avoid adding English words that are not signed, like is and are.


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