Language in Motion

Language in Motion

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This enjoyable book first introduces sign language and communication, follows with a history of sign languages in general, then delves into the structure of American Sign Language (ASL). Later chapters outline the special skills of fingerspelling and assess artificial sign systems and their net worth. Language in Motion also describes the process required to learn sign language, then explains how to use it to communicate in the Deaf community. Appendices featuring the manual alphabets of three countries complete this enriching book.Its meaning is the equivalent of a raised middle finger in North American culture. By the same token ASL does not use the extended middle finger, a shape that signifies the letter a in the Portuguese manual alphabet. There are other taboos inanbsp;...

Title:Language in Motion
Author:Jerome Daniel Schein, David Alan Stewart
Publisher:Gallaudet University Press - 1995


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