viernes, 17 de mayo de 2013

American Sign lenguage

The American Sign language was introduced by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc at the American School for the Deaf in 1817. It is greatly influenced by the French sign language and is very similar to it.

Certain norms, known as 'Good Form' are followed while using the sign language alphabets.
-The hands should remain in place and should not bounce in between letters. 
The hands can bounce to indicate the repetition of alphabets.
-Use of a brief gap between two terms should be made to signify the start and end of the terms.
-The hand used for signing the alphabets should be placed at shoulder height.
-While signing acronyms, the alphabets should be moved in a small circle so that they are not spelled as one word.
-Use of long fingernails and jewelry should be avoided.
-A consistent pace should be maintained.

The sign language alphabets are used commonly among the deaf community and people dealing with the deaf can also make effective use of this form of communication.

5 comentarios:

  1. I would like to learn sign lenguage, I think it is very interesting, you know? What I didn´t know are the conditions they had to had between words. Could you help me? Thanks !

    1. We're glad you like sign language and you're interested on learning it. What conditions are you refering to? I'm afraid we don´t understand your question...

  2. We used to talk like this way when we were in 1º eso, but our english teacher understood us and we couldn´t talk anymore like this.We think is a very good way of comunicating if everyone knew it .

    1. Yes, it's a great way of comunicating and we also think that everybody should learn at least the basic things about sign language.

  3. This reminds me about what you've done with the poem of 'Palabras para Julia' in Spanish Language class.
    It is really amazing though I think that is really difficult to learn it.
    I wonder how you have learn them.
    Thank you for publishing the image of how we can do them.