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ASL Linguistic features

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ANNA NABAU

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Transcript of ASL Linguistic features

ASL Linguistic features
Morphology
Syntax
Discourse
Register
References
Baker-Shenk, C. & Cokely, D. (1980). American Sign Language: A teacher’s resource text on grammar and culture. Washington, DC: Clerk Books, Gallaudet Unviersity Press

Battison, R. (1978). Lexical borrowing in American Sign Language. Linstok Press.

Mather, S & Winston, E. (1998). Spatial mapping and involvement in ASL storytelling. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Trask, R. L. & Mayblin, B. (2009). Linguistics: A graphic guide. Australia: Allen &Unwin Pty. Ltd.

Valli, C., Lucas, C., Mulrooney, K., Villanueva, M. (2011). Linguistics of American Sign Language: An introduction. Washington, DC: Gallaudet Unviersity Press.

Wilbur, R. (1979). American Sign Language: Linguistic and applied dimensions. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.

Yule, G. (2010). The study of language. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Temporal aspect
CL. 5/5 (2h) TEN-EYES-CHECKING-THE-CAR
Bound morpheme
CL. 3/3 TWO-CARS-ONE-FOLLOWING-THE-OTHER
ASL:
English:
Maybe 30' later my husband left too
ASL:
English:
'Everything ready'
Lexicalized Fingerspelling
ASL:
English:
#WHAT
What?
Yes-No Question
ASL:
English:
y/n
WE MUST PAY ONE-HUNDRED DOLLAR

“We have to pay one hundred dollars?”
Topicalization
ASL:
English:
t
ON WAY HOME ME IN STATE V-A-N

On the way home, I was in a state van
Statement
ASL:
English:
frowned brows
ME HAVE DOG ME HAVE DOG

“I have a dog”
Discourse markers
ASL:
English:
#SO ON THE WAY HOME
So, on my way home
ASL:
English:
MEET THERE FINE
“We will meet there”
Constructed Dialogue
ASL:
English:
ME BREAK WINDOW
DO-NOT WORRY INSURANCE PAY
“I broke the window
but, don't worry the insurance will cover it"
Use of Space
ASL:
English:
ME CALL HIM
I called him
Intimate
ASL:
English:
ILY
"I love you"
Informal
ASL:
English:
English:
English:
English:
ASL:
ASL:
ASL:
WHAT'S-UP
"What's up"
MEETING CL-looking-checking over BORING FINISH
"First day of the conference was boring"
KEY (1h)INSIDE MOTOR-RUN #DOG CL. DOG-PANTING
“The key was inside, the engine on, and the dog also inside”
THAT SUCK
"That sucks!"
Thank you all for this nice walk...
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