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ENTITY CLASSIFIERS “HANDLE CL” American Sign Language II Ocean City High School Ms. Severino
What is a classifier? Sets of categories of classifiers can serve as nouns, adjectives and predicates.
CLASSIFIERS AS NOUNS HUMAN (CL:V) ANIMALS, PLANTS (CL:BENT V) NON-LIVING OBJECTS (CL:A, CL:3) ENTITY CLASSIFIERS Note: You must sign WHAT the noun is first before the classifier for that noun can be used!! Ex: MAN CL-1 (walking quickly)
ENTITY CLASSIFERS NOUNS ONLY----NO ACTION Persons Objects—small and large Structures **They provide information about the size and shape of entities (living or non-living) SASS classifiers
The Handle Classifier PREDICATE-VERB-ACTION HAPPENS Manipulative: hand is showing the act of doing something to an object. The hand will change its grip to fit the size and shape of the object being held. Depictive: the hands become the object.
Handle Classifier Handshapes CL: Baby O – pincher grip to hold a small object CL: Flattened O – to hold a thin, flat object like a sheet of paper. CL: Flattened F - to pick up a small object CL: Bent 5- to turn a door knob
Comprehension Check ENTITY vs. HANDLE (manip, depict) Use the correct form of CL in each sentence. RING*PUTTING-RING-ON TELEPHONE* Hold the telephone to your ear *Put the handset of a phone on a TTY SCREWDRIVER* MOVING-SCREWDRIVER VASE* VASE-PUT-ON-TABLE
Comprehension Check Use the correct form of CL in each sentence. Steer a car STEERING WHEEL Hold the telephone to your ear TELEPHONE Put the handset of a phone on a TTY Play the slot machines Push a grocery cart Wash a window
Comprehension Check Use the correct form of CL in each sentence. Open the refrigerator door—single door vs. double door Pull open a sliding glass door. Use the remote control to change the channel on the TV. Turn on the lights LAMP Carry a protest sign. Open a jar of peanut butter. JAR
Comprehension Check Use the correct form of CL in each sentence. Swing a baseball bat Hold on to a cup that has no handle CUP Hold a big coffee mug Hold onto a tea cup or Italian espresso Use a screwdriver Brush your hair Put on lipstick
DEPICTIVE HANDLE CLASSIFIERS Use the correct form of CL in each example. GUN *BLOWDRYER RAKE *HAIRBRUSH SHOVEL *COMB KNIFE *TELEPHONE SCREWDRIVER TOOTHBRUSH MASCARA WAND