American Sign Language, American Sign Language Linguistics (ASL content…
American Sign Language
American Sign Language Linguistics
ASL content and struture
Expansion is key in ASL
William C. Stokoe
Published first ASL dictionary
Certified Deaf interpreter
Visual-Gestural and Oral-Aural
When a sign looks like its meaning
Black American Sign Language
Just like dialects in spoken languages
Background of signed languages
ASL is made up of what?
French sign language
Native American sign languages
Village sign languages of 3 New England American communities
American School for the Deaf
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
Dr. Mason Cogswell
Is sign language universal? No!
ASL is used in the United States and Canada.
Gestuno (international sign language)