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1 Asking questions WH- questions Yes-No questions

2 ASL and Facial grammar  In conversation, English speakers listen to the tone and rise and fall of your voice (intonation). These variations add meaning to the message.  In ASL, these variations are shown by facial and body expression. The raised eyebrow, the tilted head, shape of the mouth, etc. shape the meaning of what the signer is saying.

3 Non-manual signals  These variations in ASL are called:  a) non-manual signals or NMS  b) Non manual grammatical signals or NMGS (another name).  Mastery of ASL cannot occur without mastery of facial grammar !

4  Non-manual signals (NMS) are essential when asking questions in ASL but not all questions are signed the same way!  Two major question forms in ASL are: 1. WH – QUESTIONS 2. YES – NO QUESTIONS

5 WH - QUESTIONS  Who?How-many?  What?How-much?  When?What-time?  Where?How-old?  Why? What’s-up?  How?  Which?

6 WH - QUESTIONS  Wh-questions in ASL MUST be accompanied by the following non-manual signals:  - Eyebrows lowered  - Eyes narrowed  - Head tilt  **Last sign in question is held, waiting for response.

7 WH- QUESTIONS  In ASL, the WH-question is often located at the END of the sentence.  YOUR ASL TEACHER WHO? (English: Who is your ASL teacher?)  SCHOOL YOU GO WHERE? (English: Where do you go to school?)

8  YOUR NAME WHAT? (English: What is your name?)  CLASS BEGIN WHAT-TIME? (English: What time does the class begin?)  BATHROOM WHERE?  (English: Where’s the bathroom?)

9 YES-NO QUESTIONS  Yes-No questions in ASL are questions that when asked, are responded to by either a “yes” or a “no” answer.  Examples: “Are you a student?”“Yes” “Do you have your paper?”“No” “Have you finished eating?”“Yes”

10 Yes-No Questions in ASL require these non-manual signals:  Eyebrows raised  Head tilt  Eye contact made with the person being asked the question  **The last sign in the question is held, waiting for a response.

11 Wh-Q and Yes-No Question dialogue  Wh-QResponse:  YOUR NAME WHAT? MY NAME _______  YES-NO Q  STUDENT YOU? YES, ME STUDENT  Wh-Q  TEACHER WHERE? (point)  YES-NO Q  DEAF YOU?`NO, ME HEARING


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