English: I fingerspell slowly. ASL: I FINGERSPELL HOW? SLOWLY English: I like ASL class best. ASL: CLASS I LIKE BEST WHAT? ASL Sure we could sign these without using the Rhet. Q. So what’s the point? The point of showing this example is to show the structure with familiar statements, and prove they are, in fact, statements.
Are typically used o To highlight a point I live in a haunted house. I live where? In a haunted house. o In place of because (WHY) I like it because it makes Halloween fun. I like it why? Halloween is fun. o For negation Some trick or treaters don’t want to come. Trick or treaters want to come? Some not. o Preposition (Where) It’s always on the front porch. Shows up where? Front porch.
Yes/No grammar for the question part no matter if it is a yes/no or a wh. Affirmation for the answer part if it is a wh. word. If it is a negation answer, we use head shake. If it is an affirmation we use head nod.
English: I fingerspell slowly. BROWS UP,HEAD TILT,LEAN IN HAED NOD ASL: I FINGERSPELL HOW? SLOWLY English: I like ASL class best BROWS UP, HEAD TILT,LEAN IN HEAD NOD ASL: CLASS I LIKE BEST WHAT? ASL
YES: I fingerspell slowly. I like ASL class best.
Emphasis or highlight Instead of because For Negation Prepositions
President Abraham Lincoln signed a charter in 1864, establishing Gallaudet University in Washington DC. It is the only university in the entire world that caters to the Deaf. 1864 HAPPEN? LINCOLN SIGNED DECISION ESTABLISH GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON D.C. ONLY UNIVERSITY WORLD (SUPPORT,FOCUS,CATER-TO) WHO? DEAF STUDENT
My homework is wet because it is raining. I stopped because I finished. I want your homework because mine isn’t finished. I fingerspell because I don’t know the sign.
o What is a preposition? o A word that describes the physical relationship between two things. o Words like: at, in, on, under, next to, above, between…
My homework is at school. My cat is under the chair. The squirrel is in the tree. My school is in Vancouver. Your shoes are on the table.
My homework is at school. MY HOMEWORK WHERE? SCHOOL My cat is under the chair. MY CAT WHERE? CHAIR UNDER The squirrel is in the tree. SQUIRREL WHERE? TREE THERE My school is in Vancouver. MY SCHOOL WHERE? VANCOUVER Your shoes are on the table. YOUR SHOES WHERE? TABLE ON THERE
1. My homework is at home. 2. I fingerspell because I don’t know the sign. 3. My teacher is in class. 4. Your students are at school. 5. My teacher is cool because she fingerspells slowly.
1. I don’t like English class. 2. I want to learn more sign language, because it is fun. 3. B-o-b doesn’t want more homework. 4. I have your hat because you gave it to me. 5. Your hat is on the table.
Create 9 statements. o 3 statements without: preposition or because o 3 prepositions (circle the preposition) o 3 because sentences Know how to sign them using rhet q. Try signing them not using rhet q.