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American Sign Language. Kacie Huber. ASL is NOT English. You can change the meaning of a word with your posture or facial expression. Thomas Gallaudet brought Laurent Clerc back to America from France and founded the first American school for the deaf

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Asl is not english
ASL is NOT English

  • You can change the meaning of a word with your posture or facial expression.

  • Thomas Gallaudet brought Laurent Clerc back to America from France and founded the first American school for the deaf

  • ASL is heavily influenced by French sign language and with sign in America

  • British sign language is very different than ASL

  • Sign language is its own language because it has its own grammer, morphology, and syntax and vthe man that proved that is William Stokoe


Deaf culture asl facts
Deaf Culture: ASL Facts

  • NOT ALL DEAF PEOPLE USE SIGN LANGUAGE!!!

  • 93% of deaf children are born into a hearing family and only 7% are born into a deaf family

  • ASL is the fourth most used language in the U.S.

  • Not all deaf people can read lips and if they are trying to lip read, they are guessing what you are saying over 50% of the time

  • This might lead to miscommunication


My facts
My Facts

  • Stokoe wanted to show everyone that sign language was an official language so he made a descriptive system for the language to be demonstrated so that the general public could see understand.

  • There was biography done on William Stokoe it was by Jane Maher, Seeing Language in Sign: The Work of William C. Stokoe, published by Gallaudet University Press in 1996.

  • Trying to read lips is very hard because many words look the same. “For example, "p(ail), b(ail), and m(ail)" look the same.”


Websites
Websites

  • http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/stokoe.html

  • http://deafness.about.com/cs/communication/a/lipreading.htm


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