Sign Language an unspoken form of communication. Desiree Thompson. Sign Language in America. Sign Language is not universal 3 forms of sign language in America American Sign Language (ASL) Pidgin Signed English (PSE) Signing Exact English (SEE). Sign Language Compared to Spoken Language.
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Sign Language an unspoken form of communication Desiree Thompson
Sign Language in America • Sign Language is not universal • 3 forms of sign language in America • American Sign Language (ASL) • Pidgin Signed English (PSE) • Signing Exact English (SEE)
Sign Language Compared toSpoken Language Sign Language Both Spoken Language • Body Language • Culturally Determined • Source of communication • Contain Grammar Rules (ASL) • Verbal • Grammar Rules • Convey Emotion Through voice tone • Visual • Grammar Rules/sentence structure • Convey Emotion through facial expressions
Communicating Through Sign Language • Fourth most commonly used language in the U.S • Sign Language is considered a foreign language • The availability of Sign Language is essential • It is beneficial for those who are not hearing or speech impaired to also learn sign language