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PostSubject: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:47 am

Discuss the characteristic of Independent Sign Language (ISL). Give an example.
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:33 am

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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:37 am

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PostSubject: test   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:39 am

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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:40 am

An example of the ISL is the ASL. ASL is a complete visual-gestural language with its own grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. It uses the hands, the body, and facial expressions (including mouth movements) to express meaning and the eyes to perceive meaning. Face-to-face interaction is particularly important in ASL because it has no written form.


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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:41 am

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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:42 am

Sign language has its own grammatical structure independent of any spoken or written languages. ................

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PostSubject: sign language   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:46 am

Sign (or signed) languages are used by members of what linguists call the “culturally deaf” communities. They rely on hand signs, facial expressions, body positions, motions and other physical signs (perhaps including mouthing the words) in order to communicate. By comparison, spoken language relies mostly on sounds on words, and can be done without facial expressions or body movements
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:48 am

One of the example of Independent Sign Language is actually American Sign Language. =)
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:48 am

Sign is a visual language that moves in its own space, defined by the limits of our bodies. While the arms may extend to their full range, they’re generally limited from above the head to below the chest, and from elbow to elbow. This limited range is easy to see while gazing at the signer’s face.

This last point needs emphasizing. When viewing someone sign, we gaze at his or her face, and view the signs by way of our peripheral vision. There’s more information on the face and body than on the hands.

One more thing to be aware of is that we have two sides, right and left, but we’ll call them dominant and subordinate. The dominant side is generally the one moving. It’s usually the signer’s strong side, be it right or left. All the illustrations are of right–handed people. If you’re left handed you may be more comfortable using your left as the dominant side. The important thing is to pick a dominant side, and stick with it.
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PostSubject: sign language is fun~~   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:51 am

i used to learn sign language with songs when i was primary..is very interesting n fun actually..but hard 2 remember n catch up d different patterns Rolling Eyes
but after wen we can relate the sign language wif our daily lives imagination like "radio" for example Very Happy , then we wil be able catch up n enjoy the fun..
In my opinion, sign language is important not just to the deaf or hearing dispaired people but when we go to another country where we cannot speak the language there, sign language can be used Smile

There are so many benefits to teach children American Sign Language at a young age. As you have read American Sign Language not only helps children communicate at a young age it also helps special needs children communicate. It also is a bridge between languages where two people that speak different languages are easily able to communicate while using American Sign Language. The benefits are amazing and there is nothing negative about learning how to sign. It has also been proven that children who learn to sign at an early age are smarter than children who don’t. Learning American Sign Language gives children a chance to explore and gain an appreciation of the Deaf and hard of hearing culture.

ASL also employs a unique grammatical structure separate from English. For instance, the topic of an ASL sentence is generally stated first, followed by a comment about it. Temporal sequencing, ordering things as they occurred in time, also is an important linguistic feature.

Many facial expressions also serve grammatical functions, such as helping to distinguish a question from a command, a conditional phrase, or a simple statement. The visual nature of ASL has allowed it to develop these and many other unique features.

When studying ASL, one is impressed by the subtle complexities and richness of expression.
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:51 am

Examples of some sign languages are the American Sign Language, the British Sign Language, the native Indian Sign Language, the Japanese Sign Language, and so on. Generally, the semantic meanings of the language components in all these sign languages differ, but there are signs with a universal syntax. For example, a simple gesture with one hand expressing ‘hi’ or ‘goodbye’ has the same meaning all over the world and in all forms of sign languages. In a sign language, the signs are generated by combinations of hand motions and finger gestures, frequently augmented with mouth movements according to the spoken language. Hand motions are distinguished from one sign to another by the spatial motion pattern, the speed, and in particular by the body parts that the signer touches at the beginning, during or at the end of a sign. In addition to the hand movement, the finger configuration during the slower parts of the hand movements also provides significant meaning to a gesture.
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PostSubject: Characteristics of ISL   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:52 am

The signs of an Independent Sign Language (ISL) can be analyzed into 3 basic components:
1) hand configuration : the shape of the hand forms
2) place of articulation : where in space the hand is formed
3) movement : how the hand moves
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PostSubject: ISL   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:54 am

Three basic components of ISL are hand configuration, formation of shapes by the hand, place of articulation: where in space the hand is formed and movement: how the moves.
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:54 am

The semantic meanings of the language components in all these sign languages differ, but there are signs with a universal syntax. For example, a simple gesture with one hand expressing ‘hi’ or ‘goodbye’ has the same meaning all over the world and in all forms of sign languages.

In a sign language, the signs are generated by combinations of hand motions and finger gestures, frequently augmented with mouth movements according to the spoken language. Hand motions are distinguished from one sign to another by the spatial motion pattern, the speed, and in particular by the body parts that the signer touches at the beginning, during or at the end of a sign. In addition to the hand movement, the finger configuration during the slower parts of the hand movements also provides significant meaning to a gesture. It is the only means of communication for the hearing impaired. Thus, it offers enhancement of communication capabilities among normal beings and provides replacement for speech among deaf and mute people.
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:55 am

ISL has three main components which is the hand configuration, place of articulation and movement as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:55 am

Sign language is the pictorial representation of spoken language. it is an integral part and an identifying feature of membership in the deaf culture. it is expressing hidden meaning is not possible in sign language. Learning sign language is very easy. Sign language has its own grammatical structure independent of any spoken or written languages. The majority of deaf children are born to hearing parents and therefore do not acquire sign language as a mother tongue. They need to learn it at school. Minority of deaf children are born to deaf parents. They acquire sign language as a mother tongue. Some studies reveal that children can learn sign language earlier than they can learn to speak. for example British Sign Language (BSL), American Sign Language(ASL), Russian Sign Language (RSL), German Sign Language (GSL), Ugandan Sign Language (USL), Hong Kong Sign Language (HSL), French Sign Language- Langue des Signes Française (LSF), Icelandic Sign Language , Irish Sign Language and Lingua Italiana dei Segni.
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:56 am

i just figured out that sign language also have specific signs to differentiate the nouns and verbs and etc. tongue
By adding extra speed or tension or rate of repetition, ASL signers have the ability to derive nouns from verb and to produce unique derivation to ASL.

so,never look down on signers because they might know better grammar than u do! geek
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:03 pm

Sign languages is one of communication that require the usage of hand,face or other body movement. Basically, there are two types of sign languages, one is related to ordinary based on speech language and the other one is independent of ordinary language. Focusing on Independent Sign Languages(ISLs), this sign can be analyzed into three basic components. One of them is hand configuration which consist forming the shape of the hand. Secondly, the place of articulation where the space of the hand is formed. And lastly, the hand sign movement is obviously how the hand is moving to show how each word are made. flower


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PostSubject: ISL Characteristics   Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:25 pm

Sign language has its own grammatical structure independent of any spoken or written languages.
its parallel to the grammar of that language.when wrong signs are used it might lead to ambiguous terms and sentences which can lead to misinterpretation. And its been proven that children can learn the sign language much faster then the spoken and written language.
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PostSubject: About ISL   Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:35 pm

it is very important to keep all the three components to work towards the correct term for a better picture of what is being conveyed in that particular situation. The three components would be Hand configuration, Place of Articulation and Movement. study
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:09 am

Independent sign languages are like spoken languages: they are natural
languages that arise spontaneously wherever there is a community of communicators;
they effectively fulfill all the social and mental functions of spoken languages. There are three basic features of ISL which are hand configuration, place of articulation and movement as well.
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PostSubject: Types? Categories of sign language   Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:14 am

There are 4 types of sign language :

1) Speech based sign language.
2) Independent sign language
3) Written language approach
4) Combine sign language
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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:21 am

Sign languages are natural languages that use different means of expres​sion(body language,facial expression,gesture,fingers...),for communication in everyday life.
Sign languages too are well structured languages with a phonology, morphology, syntax and grammar distinctive from spoken languages. The structure of a spoken language makes use of words linearly, i.e., one after the other, whereas a sign language makes use of several body movements parallelly in the spatial as well as in temporal space. The linguistic characteristics of a sign language are different than that of spoken languages due to the existence of several components affecting the context such as the use of facial expressions and head movements in addition to the hand movements.

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PostSubject: Re: Discussion 1 ( Week 6)   Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:27 am

A sign language is a language which, instead of acoustically conveyed sound patterns, to convey meaning—simultaneously combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to fluidly express a speaker's thoughts. Smile
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