2GLOSSING pgs. 129 – 130 in your workbook Developed by ASL teachers for HEARING students.Deaf people do NOT write in GLOSS.Glossing is a system of using one language to write another.
3GLOSSING pgs. 129 – 130 in your workbook Every sign has one gloss.Some ASL signs need 2 or more English words to convey meaning.Ex: WHAT’S-UP = 1 signGlossing is labeling. Label ONLY what is signed. Don’t add ENGLISH words that are not signed. Is, are, am….
4GLOSSING pgs. 129 – 130 in your workbook The gloss for each sign is in the index of your workbook.When writing in GLOSS you must print in CAPITAL LETTERS.
5EYE CONTACT Deaf Culture: No eye contact = rude. When signing or watching someone sign always look them in the eye.No eye contact = not paying attention, day dreaming, not interested.
6THE SIGN SPACESign Space = where most signs are made during normal conversation.Outside sign space is uncomfortable on your hands, wrists and shouldersMost signs centered to the right or left of your middle torso.
7WHICH HAND DO I USE? Sign with the hand you write. The hand you sign with most often is the DOMINANT HAND.The other hand is theNON-DOMINANT HAND.
8Facial Expressions Monotone Voice = boring. Signing without facial expressions = boring.Tone of voice, emotion and intent must be made visual through facial expressions.Facial expressions show emotion, meaning and ASL grammar.
9Precision is Important Signing Clearly same as Speaking ClearlySloppy, uncertain signing same as mumblingLocation changes meaning : SUMMER, TO-BE-UGLY, DRYASL makes visual sense.
10ASL IS NOT ENGLISHThink in ASL don’t match ASL signs to English words.If you “mouth” words or talk silently while signing that is not ASL.Deaf people sometimes sign and mouth English words at the same time if they are speaking with hearing people not fluent in ASL.
11ASL IS NOT ENGLISH ASL is the only real sign language in America. Not SEE, PSEIf you don’t use ASL syntax (order of words in sentences) you are not signing in ASL.
12FINGERSPELLING FS not a subsitute for signs you don’t know. Specific purposes-specific signing spaceNames, places, specific words there are not signs for (i.e., broccoli)
13FIVE PARAMETERS OF ASLASL signs can be broken down into 5 separate features.Correct sign = all 5 parameters are correctHandshape, Palm Orientation, Location, Movement, NMS-facial expressions
14HANDSHAPE, PALM ORIENTATION Handshape difference like ME and MY, or 1/D, D/F, E/O.Palm Orientation-unsure if sign faces up, down, left or right.Nervous signing, or signing without practice = PO mistakes.Ex: TABLE OVER-THERE
15LOCATION Most signs In front of your body-comfortable If arms feel awkward = wrong locationSome signs start close to body and move away or vice versaEx: SEE-YOU TOMORROW, GIVE-ME YOUR BOOK
16MOVEMENT Movement affects meaning. Hands and arms feel awkward or constricted? Check sign’s movement.EX: I’M HAPPY, I’M ENJOYING
17NON-MANUAL SIGNALS/ FACIAL EXPRESSIONS NMS alter meaning.Facial expressions, head nods/shakes, eyebrows, nose, eyes and lips carry meaning.EX: I’M LATE, I HAVEN’T