Topics of interest:
___ Register: Formal vs. Casual Signing
___ Decontextualized signing
___ I have taken the
Lesson 27 Vocabulary Practice Quiz
___ I have taken the general practice quiz for this lesson.
See: PRACTICE QUIZZES
beef, flesh, context]
TASTE compare with: [prefer,
BREAD WITH BUTTER YOU LIKE?
MAKE SUGAR COOKIE, YOU
YOUR CABINET-[cupboard], what-COLOR?
CAKE, YOU LIKE WHAT-KIND?
YOUR COFFEE, YOU LIKE SUGAR?
Practice sheet 27.B
PIE YOU THINK DELICIOUS, WHAT-KIND?
THREE DOZEN EQUAL HOW-MANY?
YOUR DOG, YOU FEED EVERY-DAY
09. YOU LIKE MEAT?
YOUR FAVORITE FOOD, WHAT?
Practice sheet 27.C
BREAD, NEW, YOU LIKE SMELL?
MAKE CAKE, HOW-MANY TEASPOON SALT?
YOU THINK COFFEE TASTE GOOD?
YOU WANT HOW-MANY SUGAR?
EGG, YOU LIKE COOK HOW?
YOUR FAVORITE VEGETABLE WHAT?
YOUR FAMILY, WHO WASH-DISHES?
BUY WINE, MUST
HOW-MANY O-Z EQUAL 1 LB?
BANANA PIE YOU
Register: Formal vs. Casual Signing:
People sign differently depending on the setting. If they are with
friends they will sign more casually (more one-handed versions of signs,
smaller movements, sloppier movements, signs that are more casual).
If they are in a formal environment they will sign more formally
(careful movements, full-versions of signs, well-formed handshapes,
This means "signing that occurs out of context." The problem with
decontextualized signing during the instruction of ASL is that you end up having
to sign in ways that almost never occur in everyday life.
For example, it is unlikely that a Deaf person would ever sign to
another Deaf person, YOU WANT SUGAR IN YOUR COFFEE?
Instead the context of the situation would
build up this way:
COFFEE? -(using a yes/no facial expression).
SURE -(nodding and using a facial expression denoting whatever level of
enthusiasm he is feeling at the moment).
Signer A: BLACK?
then to appropriately teach ASL you must provide context through
props and role playing as well as through
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visit: Lesson 27 Practice Quiz
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quizzes for this lesson.