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It is a linguistically complete, natural language. It is the native language of many Deaf men and women, as well as some hearing children born into Deaf families. ASL shares no grammatical similarities to English and should not be considered in any way to be a broken, mimed, or gestural form of English.
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I have some information on Japanese Sign Language as well. Some people have described ASL and other sign languages as "gestural" languages.
This is not absolutely correct because hand gestures are only one component of ASL. Facial features such as eyebrow motion and lip-mouth movements as well as other factors such as body orientation are also significant in ASL as they form a crucial part of the grammatical system.
In addition, ASL makes use of the space surrounding the signer to describe places and persons that are not present. Sign languages develop specific to their communities and is not universal. Many people consider it a shame that there isn't a universal sign language see belowhowever it's also a shame that there isn't a universal spoken language, right?
I personally enjoy seeing the great variety and diversity of languages and the first topic of conversation when I meet a Deaf person from another country is an exchange of vocabulary: How do you sign that?
But the French connection to America is rare, most sign languages develop independently and each country and in some cases, each city has their own sign language. There is no "universal sign language" or real "international sign language.
It's not really a language, more a vocabulary of signs that they all agree to use at international meetings. In Europe, because of the increasing trade and mobility, there is a lingua franca being developed, a creole sign language that some have taken to calling International Sign Language.
But neither Gestuno or the new European creole are true natural languages from the linguistic perspective. Perhaps as a new generation of Deaf Euro-kids grows up, they will develop a new, natural Euro-sign language. Unlike spoken languages where there is just one serial stream of phonemes, sign languages can have multiple things going on at the same time.
This multiple segmentation makes it an exciting language for linguists to study and a frustrating language for Deaf-impaired aka, hearing people to learn.
ASL has its own morphology rules for the creation of wordsphonetics rules for handshapesand grammar that are very unlike those found in spoken languages. ASL and other sign languages promise to be a rich source of analysis for future linguists to come. If you're interested in sign language linguistics, one of the best journals to get started on is the journal Sign Language Studies, published by T.
Publishers in Silverspring, MD. Many university libraries subscribe to it as well, if yours doesn't, give them a little prodding. There have been few textbooks describing ASL grammar because it's so complex and hearing people still know so little of itbut the Gallaudet Green Book series especially the teacher's edition is quite useful.
You can get it from Harris Communications or other deaf bookstores. Snobby, self-righteous, pig-headed universities such as the one I go to no names mentioned Yale often do not offer ASL because "it is not an academic language" -- even though ASL is often said to be the fourth most commonly used language in the U.
Polemics aside, many community colleges do offer ASL courses, just phone them up and ask for their "extension" programs.
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I found several in my local New Haven area that offered them. People have told me that it's much cheaper in other areas. If you live in the vicinity of a school for the Deaf, they also usually offer classes for learning ASL, often geared to the friends and family of Deaf people.
Please do not e-mail me asking for schools that teach ASL in your neighborhood.Social skills are a necessary component of everyday life, yet when deaf children are mainstreamed, this is one thing they cannot be directly taught. The communication barrier between deaf children and their hearing peers can cause deaf children to develop anxiety or low self-esteem.
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King Jordan spent a lot of time denying the fact he was deaf. He says . The Deaf community may also include family members of Deaf people, sign language interpreters and people who work or socialize with Deaf people who identify with Deaf culture.
A person is a member of the Deaf community if he or she self-identifies as a member of the Deaf community, and if other members accept that person as a member.