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Morgan Arnold

on 16 September 2013

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Transcript of ASL vs PSE vs SEE

American Sign Language (ASL)
The primary sign language used by deaf and hearing-impaired people in the United States and Canada
Pidgin Signed English (PSE)
A combination of American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
Signed Exact English (SEE)
A system of manual communication that strives to be an exact representation of English vocabulary and grammar.
Common language of the cultural Deaf community, and deaf children who learn ASL have easy access to that Deaf community
Proponents claim a solid foundation in one language (ASL) gives them a good basis for learning a second language (English).
Students using ASL can be mainstreamed with use of interpreter
Deaf children who can communicate only with ASL limited to using interpreters, communicating with hand-written notes or computer-based translators when dealing with the general population who do not know ASL
Many parents of ASL-signing children never become proficient enough themselves with ASL to be able to communicate with their own child using ASL
Physically hard-of-hearing children placed in ASL-based programs run the risk of becoming functionally deaf
While ASL fluency is increasing in the USA, still relatively few people know ASL
Widely used in public schools
Talking while signing is possible
Children who have learned english can easily transfer the sentence structure
Widely used in public schools
Very few people know signed exact english
Never learn all of the signs
It can be hard to sign and talk
Challenge to children who do not know English.
Mixture of ASL and English so could be difficult
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