ASL 101 Study Guide - Final Guide: Fingerspelling, Deaf Culture, Douglas Tilden

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Chapter 1: grammar, asl word order i. Signer a: greet, give name, and then ask for name. A&b: express pleasure in meeting each other: wh- questions i. ii. who , what, when, where and why. Non-manual markers: lower brows, lean in without breaking eye contact, hold last sign (should be the wh" word) until signer answers d. Identify a person(that is present) i. ii. iii. iv. Point and glance at person affirm: topicalization (topic-comment) i. ii. iii. Non-manual markers: topic- raise eyebrows, comment- relax brows, fingerspelling i. Only fingerspell names, brands, places, movie/book titles,etc: communication strategies, for learning asl. Build a language community i: minimize reliance on english as you learn asl iii. Focus on meaning rather than individual signs: watch hands, but most importantly, face, majority of grammar in asl is facial expressions, rude to break eye contact v. Show you understand the signer: ways of communicating with others i. ii. iii. iv. v.

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